Kenneth Ruud

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Kenneth Ruud
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Kenneth Ruud
Born 16 September 1969 (1969-09-16) (age 48)
Fredrikstad, Norway
Residence Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Alma mater University of Oslo
Awards 2008 Dirac medal
Scientific career
Fields Theoretical chemistry
Institutions University of Tromsø
Doctoral advisor Trygve Helgaker

Kenneth Ruud (born 16 September 1969) is a Norwegian chemist.

He is a professor of chemistry at the University of Tromsø. He is author or coauthor of more than 150 scientific articles and director of the Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry in Tromsø. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Dirac medal from the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists. He is one of the main contributors to the DALTON program package.

In 2012 he was elected fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[1]

Since April 2010, Kenneth is president of the Norwegian Chemical Society. [2]

In February 2013, Kenneth was elected Prorektor (= Vicepresident) for research of the University of Tromsø. [3] He will take up this function on August 1, 2013.


  1. ^ "Nye medlemmer 2012" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "NKS Radsmotet 2012" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Norwegian Chemical Society. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "UiT Rektor Valg 2013" (in Norwegian). University of Tromsø. Retrieved 26 February 2013.