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Patrick  Huang

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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.

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S. Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Winter Quarter 2018
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
CHEM 301001The Making of WineMW9:15AM10:30AMSC-N108Hayward Campus View Books
CHEM 30101AThe Making of WineM12:00PM2:30PMSC-N447Hayward Campus View Books
CHEM 30101BThe Making of WineW12:00PM2:30PMSC-N447Hayward Campus View Books
CHEM 351201Physical Chemistry LectureTTH2:35PM3:50PMSC-N221Hayward Campus View Books
CHEM 685003Methods of Graduate ResearchARRARRHayward Campus View Books
CHEM 690002Independent StudyARRARRHayward Campus View Books

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