Available upon request


Gaussian performs semiempirical and ab initio molecular orbital (MO), density functional, and molecular mechanics calculations.

To use this program at MSI, please send a request to help@msi.umn.edu and ask to be added to the Gaussian group. To use Gaussian 09, you need to be a researcher at the Twin Cities campus.

Comsol Multiphysics/Femlab

Comsol Multiphysics (formerly known as FEMLAB) is a Multiphysics modeling tool that solves all types of problems based on Finite Element Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). Predefined applications modes include stress/strain, heat transfer, CFD, and electromagnetics. Additonal features of Comsol Multiphysics include specialized add-on modules for chemical Engineering, Structural Mechanics and Electromagnetics. MSI currently has both education and research licenses. The educational license is COMSOL version 4.1.


Stata is an integrated statistical package that provides extensive functionality for data analysis, data management, and graphics.

Materials Studio

MS Modeling is Materials Studio's modeling and simulation product suite, and is designed for structural and computational researchers in chemicals and materials R&D who need to perform expert-level modeling and simulations tasks in an easy to learn yet powerful environment. It provides flexible and validated tools for the study of materials at various length and time scales.