Rodney J. Bartlett, born March 31, 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., is Graduate Research Professor of Chemistry and Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. He received his B.Sc. degree from Millsaps College in 1966 and Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1971. Bartlett was an NDEA and IBM predoctoral fellow at the University of Florida under the joint supervision of N. Yngve Ã–hrn and Per-Olov LÃ¶wdin. Bartlett was subsequently an NSF postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University, Denmark with Jan Linderberg and a postdoctoral researcher at Johns Hopkins University with Robert G. Parr. Bartlett became a staff scientist at Battelle's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and then at Battelle Memorial Institute, Ohio. In 1981, Bartlett returned to Gainesville, as a Professor of Chemistry and Physics, and then in 1988 rose to the rank of Graduate Research Professor.
Bartlett was a Guggenheim Fellow at Harvard University and University of California, Berkeley in 1986, E.T.S. Walton Fellow of the Science Foundation of Ireland, a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, and a recipient of Florida 2000 Award from the Florida Section of the American Chemical Society. Bartlett is the recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Theoretical Chemistry, the 2008 SchrÃ¶dinger Medal of World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists, the Boys-Rahman Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and honorary doctorates from Millsaps College and from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.