It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Keiji Morokuma on November 27th, 2017. In 1993, Dr. Morokuma joined Emory University as Director of the Cherry L. Emerson Center for Scientific Computation and William Henry Emerson Professor of Chemistry. In 2006, Dr. Morokuma became William Henry Emerson Professor Emeritus before beginning his final academic position as Research Leader with the Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry at Kyoto University.
Dr. Morokuma was an expert on electronic structure theory and applications, having authored or coauthored more than 900 papers, many review articles and several books. He received numerous awards, directed many scientific centers, and served as president of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences.
Dr. Morokuma was a loving husband to his dear wife, Eiko, father of three sons and one daughter, and grandfather of two grandchildren. He will be remembered by his colleagues and friends for the enthusiasm and energy he brought to everything he did, from science to tennis. He will be deeply missed.