Angela K. Wilson

Angela K. Wilson
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • Chemistry


Angela K. Wilson, professor of computational chemistry, is a globally prominent scholar in the fields of theoretical and computational chemistry.

Wilson received her BS in chemistry from Eastern Washington University and her PhD in chemical physics from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining MSU in 2016, she was the Regent’s Professor of Chemistry, director of the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling, and associate vice provost for faculty at the University of North Texas. Presently, Wilson is also the division director of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemistry.

Wilson’s many awards and honors include being named a fellow of the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a national associate of the National Academies, and the 2015 recipient of the Francis Garvan-John M. Olin Medal from the American Chemical Society, the nation’s top award in chemistry designated for women chemists. She also serves as an editor of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry.