School of Chemistry & Physics

Prof Thomas Anthony Ford

Emeritus Professor


Taught at the University of the Witwatersrand (1970 – 1991), University of Natal and University of KwaZulu-Natal (1992 – 2006). Trained as a molecular spectroscopist and later moved over into computational chemistry. Interested in the properties of small molecular complexes, including those bound by non-covalent interactions, which are studied by means of ab initio molecular orbital theory. 


Research interests

  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Computational chemistry 

Research profiles