About Penn Chemistry Computing

Penn Chemistry Computing offers advanced computing capabilities for our faculty, staff, and researchers. Our 400+ users access some of the latest molecular modelling, simulation, and mathematical software packages. Our desktop users enjoy the latest productivity suites and utilities running on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems. Our school's GPC cluster runs WebMO, Gaussian09, GAMESS, NAMD, and other packages. We also offer network troubleshooting, desktop support, data backup advice, and much more. Our department has over 1,200 network-enabled devices registered on our subnets.

Our staff is committed to providing excellent customer service to its users. We always apply a best-effort approach to problem-solving and it is not uncommon to see our staff go way beyond the call of duty to solve a problem. We have also helped other departments and schools both in and outside of Penn. It is this stellar commitment to quality that makes Penn Chemistry Computing consistently rated as an excellent resource for its users and one of the premier support facilities on campus.

A public access computer lab is located in the rear of the Chemistry Library. Penn Chemistry researchers and graduate students have access to Macintosh, PC, and SGI workstations running instructional and computational software. Our departmental Linux cluster, WebMO cluster, and faculty-owned cluster computers are housed in air-conditioned facilities outside the department.

Our help desk is located in room 116 of the Chem '73 building. Please stop by if you have any questions or concerns.


    Clare Din

    • B.A. Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Boston University (1989)
    • M.A. Computer Science, Boston University (1989)
    • M.S.E. Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania (1991)
    • Research Assistant and Teaching Fellow, Boston University (1986-1989)
    • Senior Systems Consultant, Boston University Information Technology (1986-1989)
    • Systems Programmer, Infocom (1988)
    • Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania (1989-1991)
    • Systems Administrator, Language Analysis Center (1991-1992)
    • Product Manager, KPMG Consulting (1996-2001)
    • Senior Systems Administrator, The Wharton School (1996, 2001-2003)
    • Co-Director of Penn Chemistry Computing, University of Pennsylvania (1992-1996, 2003-present)
    • Penn SUG Co-Leader (2015-present)
    • Music Producer, Gorgeous Girl (BMI), MTV (2001-2004)
    • University Bartender, TIPS certification #3422505 (2002-present)
    • CPR/AED certified (2014-2018)
    • Certified Yoga Teacher, RYT 200, 750+ hours teaching experience (2015-present)

    Chris Sabella

    • Co-Director of Penn Chemistry Computing, University of Pennsylvania (2016-present)
    • COO, SideStep Games (2014-present)

Part-time Staff

David Troutt

Keaton Daley

Notable Emeriti of Penn Chemistry Computing