Matthew Goldey

Postdoctoral Research Scholar


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA (2014)
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Butler University, Indianapolis, USA (2008)

Areas of Interest

  • Excited-state properties of molecules and materials
  • Intrinsic length-scales for many-body behaviors
  • Weak interactions in separable and inseparable systems


  • 2014-present Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago, Supervisor: Prof. Giulia Galli
  • 2008-2014 Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Berkeley, Supervisor: Prof. Martin Head-Gordon
  • 2008-2010 Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2006 ACS/DOE Nuclear Summer School, San Jose State University
  • 2006-2008 Student researcher, Butler University


  • Matthew B. Goldey, Nicholas P. Brawand, Márton Vörös, and Giulia Galli
    Charge Transport in Nanostructured Materials: Implementation and Verification of Constrained Density Functional Theory J. Chem. Theory Comput., Accepted (2017)
  • Nicholas Brawand, Matthew Goldey, Márton Vörös, and Giulia Galli
    Defect states and charge transport in quantum dot solids Chem. Mater. 29 (3), pp. 1255-1262 (2017)
  • M. Goldey, D. Reid, J. J. de Pablo, and G.Galli
    Planarity and multiple components promote organic photovoltaic efficiency by improving electronic transport Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Advance Article (2016)
  • Jonathon Witte, Matthew Goldey, Jeffrey B. Neaton, and Martin Head-Gordon
    Energies: Geometries of Nonbonded Molecular Complexes as Metrics for Assessing Electronic Structure Approaches J. Chem. Theory Comput. 11 (4), 4159-4168 (2015)
  • Matthew B. Goldey, Bastien Belzunces, and Martin Head-Gordon
    Attenuated MP2 with a Long-Range Dispersion Correction for Treating Nonbonded Interactions J. Chem. Theory Comput. 11 (9), 1481-1492 (2015)
  • Y. Shao, et al.
    Advances in molecular quantum chemistry contained in the Q-Chem 4 program package Mol. Phys., 113, 184-215 (2014)
  • M. B. Goldey, and M. Head-Gordon
    Convergence of attenuated second order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory towards the complete basis set limit Chem. Phys. Lett., 608, 249-254 (2014)
  • Y. Huang, M. B. Goldey, A. Dutoi, M. Head-Gordon, and G. J. O. Beran
    Achieving High-Accuracy Intermolecular Interactions by Combining Coulomb-Attenuated Second-Order Møller–Plesset Perturbation Theory with Coupled Kohn–Sham Dispersion J. Chem. Theory Comput., 10 (5), 2054–2063 (2014)
  • M. B. Goldey, and M. Head-Gordon
    Separate Electronic Attenuation Allowing a Spin-Component Scaled Second Order Møller-Plesset Theory to Be Effective for Both Thermochemistry and Non-Covalent Interactions J. Phys. Chem. B, 118 (24), 6519–6525 (2014)
  • N. J. Mayhall, M. B. Goldey, and M. Head-Gordon
    A Quasidegenerate Second-Order Perturbation Theory Approximation to RAS-nSF for Excited States and Strong Correlations J. Chem. Theory Comput., 10 (2), 589–599 (2014)
  • M. B. Goldey, R. A. Distasio, Jr., Y. Shao, and M. Head-Gordon
    Shared memory multiprocessing implementation of resolution-of-the-identity second-order Møller–Plesset perturbation theory with attenuated and unattenuated results for intermolecular interactions between large molecules Mol. Phys., 112 (5-6), 836-843 (2014)
  • M. B. Goldey, A. Dutoi, and M. Head-Gordon
    Attenuated Second-Order Møller-Plesset Perturbation Theory: Performance within the aug-cc-pVTZ Basis Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 15869-15875 (2013)
  • F. Bell, P. M. Zimmerman, D. Casanova, M. B. Goldey, and M. Head-Gordon
    Restricted active space spin-flip (RAS-SF) with arbitrary number of spin-flips Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 358-366 (2013)
  • P. M. Zimmerman, F. Bell, M. B. Goldey, A. T. Bell, and M. Head-Gordon
    Restricted active space spin-flip configuration interaction: Theory and examples for multiple spin flips with odd numbers of electrons J. Chem. Phys. 137, 164110 (2012)
  • M. B. Goldey, and M. Head-Gordon
    Attenuating Away the Errors in Inter- and Intramolecular Interactions from Second-Order Møller–Plesset Calculations in the Small Aug-cc-pVDZ Basis Set J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 3 (23), 3592–3598 (2012)
  • T. Hopkins, M. B. Goldey
    Tb 3+ and Eu 3+ luminescence in imidazolium ionic liquids J. Alloys Compd. 488 (2), 615-618 (2008)