Ryan Fortenberry

Dr. Ryan C. Fortenberry
Assistant Professor
Physical Chemistry


  • B. S. Mississippi College (2006)
  • M. S. Mississippi College (2007)
  • Ph.D. Virginia Tech (2012)
  • Postdoc. NASA Ames Research Center


 Fortenberry Research Group – Theoretical Astrochemistry

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 1145 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 3441 Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics
  • CHEM 3442 Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
  • CHEM 7090 Professional Science Communication
  • CHEM 7231 Theoretical Chemistry

Selected Publications

  • “Quantum Astrochemical Spectroscopy.” R. C. Fortenberry. Int. J. Quant. Chem., 2017, 117(81-91), DOI: 10.1002/qua.25180.
  • “Potential Interstellar Noble Gas Molecules: ArOH+ and NeOH+ Rovibrational Analysis from Quantum Chemical Quartic Force Fields.” R. A. Theis and R. C. Fortenberry. Mol. Astrophys., 2016, 2(18-24), DOI: 10.1016/j.molap.2015.12.001.
  • “Interstellar Anions: The Role of Quantum Chemistry.” R. C. Fortenberry. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2015, 119(9941–9953), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b05056.
  • “Spectroscopic Consequences of Proton Delocalization in OCHCO+.” R. C. Fortenberry, Q. Yu, J. S. Mancini, J. M. Bowman, T. J. Lee, T. D. Crawford, W. F. Klemperer, and J. S. Francisco. J. Chem. Phys., 2015, 143(071102). DOI: 10.1063/1.4929345. Communication.
  • “The Performance of Low-Cost Commercial Cloud Computing as an Alternative in Computational Chemistry.” R. Thackston and R. C. Fortenberry. J. Comput. Chem., 2015, 36(926-933), DOI: 10.1002/jcc.23882.

Last updated: 1/25/2017

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