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 111||02||General Chem I||MWF||12:00PM||12:50PM||MI-2002||Hayward Campus||View Books|
|CHEM 111||2A||General Chem I||MW||8:15AM||10:45AM||SC-S411||Hayward Campus||View Books|
|CHEM 410||01||ADV Inorganic Chemistry||MW||2:00PM||3:40PM||MI-3047||Hayward Campus||View Books|