My research interests involve the development and application of quantum mechanical models for the behavior of molecules, solids, and interfaces. One area focuses on the f-block lanthanide and actinide elements, whose increasing importance in technological applications is accompanied by concerns over the environmental impacts of their production and disposal. We are employing first-principles electronic structure techniques to characterize bonding in f-element complexes and materials. The motivation is the development of new chemical insights that will enable the sustainable and safe processing of f-element compounds. A second area is the study of interfaces formed between a solid oxide and liquid water using first-principles molecular dynamics simulations. As many important catalytic and environmental processes take place at oxide/water interfaces, we seek a fundamental understanding of the relationship between oxide surface structure, water ordering, and chemical reactivity.
|Course #||Sec||Course Title||Days||From||To||Location||Campus||Textbook Info|
|CHEM 3010||01||The Making of Wine||MW||9:15AM||10:30AM||SC-N108||Hayward Campus||View Books|
|CHEM 3010||1A||The Making of Wine||M||12:00PM||2:30PM||SC-N447||Hayward Campus||View Books|
|CHEM 3010||1B||The Making of Wine||W||12:00PM||2:30PM||SC-N447||Hayward Campus||View Books|
|CHEM 3512||01||Physical Chemistry Lecture||TTH||2:35PM||3:50PM||SC-N221||Hayward Campus||View Books|
|CHEM 6850||03||Methods of Graduate Research||ARR||ARR||Hayward Campus||View Books|
|CHEM 6900||02||Independent Study||ARR||ARR||Hayward Campus||View Books|