William Smith


Contact InformationWilliam Smith


Biography Summary

Mr. Smith supervises students in the Biophysics, Mathematics and Statistics, and Chemistry graduate programs at the University of Guelph, and in the Chemical Engineering program at the University of Waterloo.

Research Interests

  • Molecular-level simulation algorithms for the prediction of macroscopic thermodynamic and transport properties of matter
  • Computer simulation and mathematical modeling of phenomena in physics chemistry biology and chemical engineering


  • 1969, Doctorate, Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo
  • 1967, Master of Science, Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo
  • 1966, Master of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 1965, Bachelor of Applied Science, Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Selected/Recent Publications

  • An overview of computational methods for chemical equilibrium and kinetic calculations for geochemical and reactive transport modeling
  • Molecular simulation of caloric properties of fluids modelled by force fields with intramolecular contributions: Application to heat capacities
  • Recent progress in molecular simulation of aqueous electrolytes:Force fields, chemical potentials and solubility
  • Osmotic pressure of aqueous electrolyte solutions via molecular simulations of chemical potentials: Application to NaCl
  • Analytical representation of the density derivative of the Percus-Yevick hard-sphere radial distribution function

Graduate Studies