Dr. Christopher Arntsen

Associate Professor
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Dr. Christopher Arntsen

Assistant Professor

Chemical & Biological Sciences

Ward Beecher Hall 5034

phone: (330) 941-2763



  • Education
    • 2014

      Ph D, Physical Chemistry

      University of California, Los Angeles

    • 2014

      Ph D, Chemistry

      University of California, Los Angeles

    • 2008

      BS, Chemistry

      University of Connecticut

  • Past History
    • 2023

      Youngstown State University

      Associate Professor

    • 2017

      Youngstown State University

      Assistant Professor

    • 2015

      University of Chicago

      Postdoctoral scholar



2008, B.S. Chemistry and Mathematics, University of Connecticut

2014, Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles

2015-2017, Post. Doc: University of Chicago

Research Interests

Computational quantum chemistry, reactive molecule dynamics, charge transport in the condensed phase.


C. Chen, C.Arntsen, and G. A. Voth, “Development of reactive force filed using ab initio molecular dynamics simulation minimally biased to experimental data,” J. Chem. Phys.m 147, 161719 (2017)

C. Arntsen, C. Chen, and G. A. Voth, “Reactive molecular dynamics from ab initio molecular dynamics data using relative entropy minimization,” Chem. Phys. Lett., 683, 573-579 (2017).

C. Arntsen, J. Savage, Y.-L. S. Tse, and G. A. Voth, “Simulation of proton transport in proton exchange membranes with reactive molecular dynamics,” Fuel Cells, 16, 695-703 (2016).

D. Neuhauser, Y. Gao, C. Arntsen, C. Karshenas, E. Rabani, and R. Baer, “Breaking the theoretical scaling limit for predicting quasiparticle energies: A stochastic GW approach,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 076402 (2014).

J. C. Aguirre, C. Arntsen, S. Hernandez, R. Huber, A. M. Nardes, M. Halim, D. Kilbride, Y. Rubin, S. H. Tolbert, N. Kopidakis, B. J. Schwartz and D. Neuhauser, “Understanding local and macroscopic electron mobilities in the fullerene network of conjugated polymer-based silar cells: time-resolved microwave conductivity and theory,” Adv. Funct. Mater., 24, 784-792 (2014).

R. C. Boutelle, Y. Gao, C. Arntsen and D. Neuhauser, “Nanodoentures and mechanical electrodynamics: 3D relative orientation of plasmonic nanoarches from absorption spectra,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 9381-9385 (2013).

C.Arntsen, R.Reslan, S.Hernandez, Y.Gao, and D.Neuhauser, “Direct delocalization for calculating electron transfer in fullerenes,” Int. J. Quant. Chem., 113, 1885-1889 (2013).

R.Reslan, K.Lopata, C.Arntsen, N.Govind, and D.Neuhauser, “Electron transfer beyond the static picture: a TDDFT/TD-ZINDO study of a pentacene dimer,” J.Chem.Phys., 137, 22A502 (2012).

A. Coomar, C. Arntsen, S. Pistinner, K. Lopata, and D. Neuhauser, “NF: Near-field finite-difference time-dependent method for simulation of electrodynamics on small scales,” J.Chem.Phys., 135, 084121 (2011).

C.Arntsen, K.Lopata, M.R.Wall, L.Bartell, and D.Neuhauser, “Modeling molecular effects on plasmon transport: silver nanoparticles with tartrazine,” J. Chem. Phys., 134, 084101 (2011).