Elucidating the principles of nuclear, atomic, molecular, and mesoscopic processes
As physical chemists we address the “why” and the “how” of physical, chemical, and biological processes. Our interests are multidisciplinary and span a wide domain from the subatomic to the cellular. Both experimental and theoretical efforts aim to understand and control the systems we study. Students are educated as scientists by working, within a collaborative environment, on fundamental questions at the forefront of the field.
Chun-Hsing (Josh) Chen
Xinfeng (Frank) Gao
Srinivasan S. Iyengar
Caroline Chick Jarrold
Martin F. Jarrold
Sara E. Skrabalak
Philip S. Stevens
Steven L. Tait
An accurate understanding of this chemistry is essential to assess, control, and predict the impact of anthropogenic perturbations on the chemical and radiative properties of the atmosphere. Research projects in our group include laboratory kinetics experiments...
The Iyengar group develops new theoretical and computational methods for problems in biophysical, atmospheric and nano chemistry. Current efforts include rigorous treatment of hydrogen transfer reactions in enzymes, hydrogen-bonding in atmospheric and...
We are experimentalists trying to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles that may connect seemingly disparate natural forms of macromolecular self-assembly such as virus shells and the fly eye. We also practice virus taxidermy for...
Our research is focused on the development of new methods in electronic structure theory and their applications to a broad range of challenging problems in molecular and material science. Current projects in our group include new electronic embedding...
Electron guns, lasers, molecular beams and differentially pumped vacuum chambers are the tools used in CC Jarrold group, where the research projects focus on issues of energy and the environment. We use a powerful combination of anion spectroscopic...
In the Nuclear Chemistry group we investigate nuclei and nuclear matter under extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, shape, and neutron-to-proton ratio. Our interests range from understanding the formation of the elements in supernova explosions...
The Ortoleva group uses multiscale techniques to derive principles of nanosystem behavior from laws of molecular physics. With support from the NSF, DOD, DOE and NIH, they study quantum dot, superconducting and graphene nanoparticles, viral processes,...
Phase transition in small systems, such as how the melting and freezing transitions change as a function of the number of atoms in nano-clusters with less than 200 atoms. Properties of liquid nanoclusters. Charge separation in the break-up of water ...