Russell D. Johnson III
1986-Present: Research Chemist, NIST
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1985
B.A., Chemistry, Carleton College, Minnesota, 1977
Russell is currently the editor for the NIST Computational Chemistry Comparison and Benchmark Database (CCCBDB), a website of experimental and theoretical (ab initio quantum mechanics) gas-phase thermochemistry, which allows users to compare various theoretical models with experiment. My research involves using the CCCBDB to help put uncertainties on the results of calculated properties and improving calculated results by simple scaling.