QC-Devs develops various free, open-source, and cross-platform libraries for scientific computing, especially theoretical and computational chemistry. Our goal is to make programming accessible to chemists and promote precepts of sustainable software development. For further information and inquiries please contact us at qcdevs@gmail.com.

The current main groups involved in development of various QC-Devs packages include groups of:

  • Paul W. Ayers, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
  • Farnaz Heidar-Zadeh, Department of Chemistry, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.
  • Toon Verstraelen, Center for Molecular Modeling (CMM), Ghent University, Zwijnaarde, Belgium.
  • Esteban Vöhringer-Martinez, Departamento de Físico Química, Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile.


QC-Devs packages have been developed using funding and computational resources from a variety of international sources including, but not limited to: Canarie, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canada Research Chairs (CRC), the Foundation of Scientific Research–Flanders (FWO), the Research Board of Ghent University (BOF), the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (Individual Fellowship No 800130), the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development of Chile (FONDECYT), McMaster University, Queen’s University, Ghent University, University of Concepcion, and Compute Canada.

We would also like to thank various groups who have organized HORTON-ChemTools workshops in the past few years, specifically: