Physical Chemistry Faculty

Core Faculty

» These faculty have primary appointments in the chemistry department.

James M. Farrar

Professor of Chemistry

Dynamical studies of low energy ion-molecule reactions in the gas phase; imaging studies of collisions; photochemistry of size-selected ionic clusters.

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Ignacio Franco

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Pengfei Huo

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Ab-initio dynamics for understanding chemistry and photo physics of solar energy conversion

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Kathryn Knowles

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Inorganic Materials Chemistry

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Todd D. Krauss

Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Professor of Optics

Physical and Biophysical Chemistry: Nanoscale Materials and Devices

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Thomas R. Krugh

Professor of Chemistry

Biophysical Chemistry; structural analysis of biomolecules, energy minimization and molecular dynamics calculations

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David W. McCamant

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Ultrafast spectroscopy of molecular dynamics in photochemistry; Mechanisms of vibrational relaxation.

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Michael L. Neidig

Wilmot Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Physical-Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

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Lewis Rothberg

Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

Physical Chemistry: Organic Device Science

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Wolf-Udo Schröder

Professor of Chemistry and Physics

Dynamics of Complex Nuclear Reactions at intermediate and high energies

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Ching W. Tang

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemistry

Applications of Organic Electronic Devices

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Douglas H. Turner

Professor of Chemistry

Biophysical Chemistry: nucleic acid structure and function, RNA folding, therapeutics, and prediction of structure from sequence

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Biological Chemistry Cluster Faculty

» Faculty in the Clusters have primary appointments in other departments but can mentor chemistry graduate students.

Alan Grossfield

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation

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David H. Mathews

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Predicting RNA Secondary Structure

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Research Professors

» Research professors do not accept graduate students, but have active research programs within the department.

Brendan Mort

Director of the Center for Integrated Research and Computing and Research Assistant Professor

High performance computing, application of computing technology to chemistry and biology, computational chemistry algorithm development, molecular dynamics simulations, electronic structure theory.

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Emeritus Faculty

» Emeritus faculty no longer teach courses or graduate students, but many are still active contributors to the intellectual life of the department, serving as co-advisors, mentors, and running research programs.

Robert W. Kreilick

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Solids: Rapid Motion in Solids, Structure of Solids, Energy Transfer in Solids

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John S. Muenter

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Spectroscopic Studies of Molecular Properties and Dynamics

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William H. Saunders, Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Physical organic chemistry: mechanisms of elimination reactions; isotope effects and isotopic tracers in the study of organic reaction mechanisms; proton transfers; ab initio and vbscf calculations

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