Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Theoretical Physics

Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

June 2016

M.Sc. Theoretical Physics

Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

Oct. 2012

B.Sc. Honours Physics

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

June 2010

Professional Experience

Senior Software Developer and Research Scientist

Quantum Benchmark Inc., Kitchener, Ontario

Oct. 2018 – Present

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Chemistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

May 2016 – Sept. 2018

Research Assistant

Department of Physics, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

Sept. 2010 – Apr. 2016

Teaching Assistant

Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

Sept. 2010 – Dec. 2015

Technical Skills


Algorithm design, data analysis and visualization, high performance computing, numerical methods, scientific modeling and simulations.

Programming Languages

C, C++, FORTRAN, Java, Python.

Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10.
Linux: CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Red Hat, Ubuntu.

Software & Frameworks

ADF, Doxygen, Eigen, Gaussian, Git, gnuplot, Google Test, Jenkins, LaTeX, Maple, MATLAB, matplotlib, NumPy, OriginPro, pytest, SciPy, Sphinx, SVN, VMware.


Journal Articles


A. M. El-Samman, E. Ospadov, and V. N. Staroverov, First Ionization Energy as the Asymptotic Limit of the Average Local Electron Energy, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 16, 6886–6893 (2020).


V. N. Staroverov and E. Ospadov, Unified construction of Fermi, Pauli and exchange-correlation potentials, Adv. Quantum Chem. 79, 201–219 (2019).


J. Kaur, E. Ospadov, and V. N. Staroverov, What is the Accuracy Limit of Adiabatic Linear-Response TDDFT Using Exact Exchange-Correlation Potentials and Approximate Kernels?, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 15, 4956–4964 (2019).


E. Ospadov, S. M. Rothstein, and R. Baer, Quantum Monte Carlo assessment of density functionals for π-electron molecules: ethylene and bifuran, Mol. Phys. 117, 2241–2250 (2019).


E. Ospadov, J. Tao, V. N. Staroverov, and J. P. Perdew, Visualizing atomic sizes and molecular shapes with the classical turning surface of the Kohn–Sham potential, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 115, E11578–E11585 (2018).


E. Ospadov and V. N. Staroverov, Construction of Fermi Potentials from Electronic Wave Functions, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 14, 4246–4253 (2018).


I. G. Ryabinkin, E. Ospadov, and V. N. Staroverov, Exact exchange-correlation potentials of singlet two-electron systems, J. Chem. Phys. 147, 164117 (2017). Editors' Choice article.


E. Ospadov, I. G. Ryabinkin, and V. N. Staroverov, Improved method for generating exchange-correlation potentials from electronic wave functions, J. Chem. Phys. 146, 084103 (2017).


J. Vrbik, E. Ospadov, and S. M. Rothstein, Note: A pure-sampling quantum Monte Carlo algorithm with independent Metropolis, J. Chem. Phys. 145, 026101 (2016).


E. Ospadov and S. M. Rothstein, A pure-sampling quantum Monte Carlo algorithm, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 024114 (2015).


W. K. Yuen, E. Ospadov, and S. M. Rothstein, Ground-state electronic properties of LiH calculated from the "Bounce" version of quantum Monte Carlo, J. Comput. Sci. 5, 542–548 (2014).


E. Ospadov, D. G. Oblinsky, and S. M. Rothstein, Ground-state properties of LiH by reptation quantum Monte Carlo methods, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 8031–8036 (2011).

Book Chapters


S. M. Rothstein, E. Ospadov, and C. Bruzzese, Introduction to fixed-node quantum monte carlo, in Mathematical Physics in Theoretical Chemistry, edited by S. M. Blinder and J. E. House (Elsevier, 2019), ch. 6, pp. 189–217.


S. M. Rothstein and E. Ospadov, Advances in Quantum Monte Carlo – Past, Present, and Reflections on Its Future, in Recent Progress in Quantum Monte Carlo, edited by S. Tanaka, P. N. Roy, and L. Mitas (American Chemical Society, 2016), ch. 11, pp. 155–163.



E. Ospadov, Theory and Application of a Pure-sampling Quantum Monte Carlo Algorithm, Ph.D. thesis (Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, May 2016).


E. Ospadov, Application of Reptation Quantum Monte Carlo and Related Methods to LiH, M.Sc. thesis (Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Sept. 2012).

Conference Presentations



E. Ospadov, I. G. Ryabinkin, and V. N. Staroverov, "How to construct exact exchange-correlation potentials for two-electron systems", 33rd Symposium on Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Nov. 2017.


E. Ospadov and S. M. Rothstein, "A Pure-sampling Quantum Monte Carlo Algorithm", 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2016.


E. Ospadov, S. M. Rothstein, J. Autschbach, and M. Jones, "Applications of Quantum Monte Carlo to Few Electron Systems", Second Brock-Kobe Bilateral Workshop On Scientific Computation, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Aug. 2013.


E. Ospadov and S. M. Rothstein, "Reptation Quantum Monte Carlo: Application to Polarizabilities of LiH", SHARCNET 10th Anniversary Research Symposium, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Nov. 2011.



E. Ospadov and V. N. Staroverov, "Construction of Fermi potentials for many-electron systems", 28th Canadian Symposium on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Windsor, Ontario, July 2018.


E. Ospadov, I. G. Ryabinkin, and V. N. Staroverov, "Improved method for generating exchange-correlation potentials from electronic wave functions", 29th Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Methods, Princeton, New Jersey, June 2017.


E. Ospadov, W. K. Yuen, and S. M. Rothstein, "Application of Reptation Quantum Monte Carlo and Related Methods to LiH", SHARCNET Research Day 2012, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, May 2012.


E. Ospadov, D. G. Oblinsky, and S. M. Rothstein, "Ground-State Properties of LiH by Reptation Quantum Monte Carlo", 11th Annual CERMM Symposium, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, June 2011.