Frank Stillinger


Frank H. Stillinger (born August 15, 1934[1]) is an American theoretical chemist and a namesake of the Lubachevsky–Stillinger algorithm.[2] He has recently collaborated with research groups as a Senior Scientist at Princeton University.

Stillinger graduated from the University of Rochester in 1955; he earned a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from Yale in 1958. In September 1959 he joined the Research Area of Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. Following the U.S. Justice Department's divestiture order for Bell Labs, Stillinger transferred to Lucent Technologies in 1996 and later to Lucent's spinoff, Agere Systems, where he worked until 2001. Since late 1996 Stillinger has been a Visiting Senior Scientist at Princeton University.[1]

Stillinger's research career has concentrated on condensed matter phenomena, both thermodynamic and kinetic. This research has included creation and computer simulation of molecular interaction potentials for water,[3] silicon,[4][5] and spontaneous-chiral-symmetry-breaking substances.[6] These and other productive research topics have generated over 400 reviewed publications, involving more than 130 coauthors.[7][8]

Awards and honorsEdit

Selected publicationsEdit

  • F. H. Stillinger, Energy Landscapes, Inherent Structures, and Condensed-Matter Phenomena. Princeton (2016).[16]


  1. ^ a b Autobiography of Frank H. Stillinger, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 108 (51), 19571 -19573, 2004. 10.1021/jp0405310 S1089-5647(04)00531-0
  2. ^ Stillinger, F. H.; Pinson, E. N. (1991). "Disks vs. Spheres: Contrasting Properties of Random Packings". Journal of Statistical Physics. 64: 501–524.
  3. ^ Rahman, A.; Stillinger, F. H. (1973). "Hydrogen-Bond Patterns in Liquid Water". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 95: 7943–7948.
  4. ^ Stillinger, F. H.; Weber, T. A. (1985). "Computer simulation of local order in condensed phases of silicon". Physical Review. 31: 5262–5271.
  5. ^ Stillinger, F. H.; Weber, T. A. (1986). "Computer simulation of local order in condensed phases of silicon". Erratum: Physical Review. 33: 1451.
  6. ^ Uralcan, B.; Longo, T. J.; Anisimov, M. A.; Stillinger, F. H.; Debenedetti, P. G. (2021). "Interconversion controlled liquid-liquid phase separation in a molecular chiral model". Journal of Chemical Physics. 155: 204502.
  7. ^ F. H. Stillinger website
  8. ^ "Frank Stillinger -- Complete Publication List". Princeton University.
  9. ^ "Frank H. Stillinger, Chemistry (1978)". The Franklin Institute.
  10. ^ "Frank H. Stillinger". National Academy of Sciences Member Directory.
  11. ^ "Past Recipients - American Chemical Society". Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids.
  12. ^ "Prize Recipient". APS Prizes & Awards.
  13. ^ "ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry". Chemical and Engineering News.
  14. ^ "The Lars Onsager Lecture - NTNU". Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
  15. ^ "Past Recipients - American Chemical Society". American Chemical Society.
  16. ^ Stillinger, Frank H. (2016). Energy Landscapes, Inherent Structures, and Condensed-Matter Phenomena. ISBN 978-0-691-16680-3