Dr. Aaron Holder

Program Manager
Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 

Office of  Basic Energy Sciences
SC-32.1/Germantown Building
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC  20585-1290

E-Mail:  aaron.holder@science.doe.gov
Phone: (301) 903-9940

Dr. Holder is Program Manager of the Computational and Theoretical Chemistry and the Computational Chemical Sciences programs within the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy.
Prior to joining DOE in May of 2020, Dr. Holder worked as a Solid State Theory and Computational Chemistry Scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO and was jointly appointed as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Holder’s research experience and interests are in the development, application, and integration of scalable and hierarchal electronic structure, molecular dynamics, and data science methods that utilize leadership-class and emergent computing technologies for simulating complex chemical and physical systems. He has coauthored over 40 peer-reviewed articles on the computationally-driven innovation and theory-guided control of chemical and solid state reactivity and synthesis, mechanisms, and phenomena for energy and information conversion and storage processes. Dr. Holder is a Research Corporation Fellow and a member of the American Chemical Society, Electrochemical Society, Materials Research Society and American Physical Society.

Postdoctoral Research, Chemical and Materials Theory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014