My research primarily focuses on the areas of Molecular Modeling, Green Chemistry and Curriculum
Development. In the area of Molecular Modeling, I focus on determining thermodynamic values for systems in
which it may be difficult to isolate a specific species, such as chemical intermediates. In the area of Green
chemistry, I am interested in understanding and characterizing chemical reactions that can be used to remove
pollutants from the environment. In the area of Curriculum Development, I am interested in developing hands-on
Molecular Modeling exercises that can be incorporated early in a chemistry curriculum and can be used as bridges
toward understanding of more complex topics, as well as the use of the Internet in aiding instruction. I am also
working on writing textbooks for physical chemistry and general chemistry.
On Calculating H-R Bond Enthalpies Using Computational Data. R. Khorasani and P. E. Fleming, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 1096, 89-93 (2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.comptc.2016.09.033
The Dissociation of the Ethyl Radical: An Exercise in Computational Chemistry. N. Nassabeh, M. Tran, and P. E. Fleming, J. Chem Ed., 91(8), 1248-1253 (2014), DOI: 10.1021/ed4007748
The Ionization Energies and Simulated Photoelectron Spectra of HPCN and HNCP. S. A. Betterton, A. S. Berka, and P. E. Fleming, Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, 9(1), 189-200 (2010)
Applying Electron Exchange Symmetry Properties to Better Understand Hund’s Rule. P. E. Fleming, Chem. Educator 13(3), 141-147 (2008)
Transition Metal Catalyzed H2/D2O Exchange: Distinguishing Between the Single and Double Exchange Pathways. J. L. Carriker, P. S. Wagenknecht, M. A. Hosseini and P. E. Fleming, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 267, 218–223 (2007)
A Quantum Mechanical Game of Craps: Teaching the Superposition Principle Using a Familiar Classical Analog to a Quantum Mechanical System. P. E. Fleming, J. Chem. Ed., 78, 57-60 (2001)
The Ionization Energies of the Isomers of CN2. J. Armstrong, L. Degoricija, A. Hilderand, J. Koehne and P. E. Fleming, Chem. Phys. Lett., 332(5-6), 591-596 (2000)
The Ionization Energy and ΔHf (O K) of CP, PCP and PCCP. P. E. Fleming, E. P. F. Lee and T. G. Wright, Chem. Phys. Lett., 332(1-2), 199-207 (2000)
The Ionization Energy of the Diazomethyl Radical (HCNN). P. E. Fleming, Chem. Phys. Lett., 321(1-2), 129-134 (2000)
Toward Understanding the Role of Stark Effects When Probing the Nuclear Hyperfine States of Atomic Hydrogen, K. T. Lorenz, K. A. Cowen, P. E. Fleming, M. G. Matthews, M. F. Herman and B. Koplitz. Chem. Phys. Lett. 261, 145-154 (1996)
A Reanalysis of the A 1Π - X 1Σ+ Transition of AlBr, P. E. Fleming and C. W. Mathews, J. Molec. Spectrosc. 175, 31-36 (1996).
The ν11 Band of Cyanuric Fluoride, P. E. Fleming and C. W. Mathews, J. Molec. Spectrosc., 152, 317-327 (1992).
Experimental Evidence for the Role of H5+ in the Formation of Rydberg Levels of H3 in a Hollow Cathode Discharge, G. I. Gellene, C. E. Krill, P. E. Fleming, and J. L. Hardwick, in Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Symposium on Free Radicals, edited by K. M. Evenson (NBS/SP-716).