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Physical and Computational Chemistry
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Curtis M. Breneman * Curt M. Breneman, Professor
Member, Faculty of Information Technology
  • Ab initio computational chemistry
  • Rapid construction of molecular electron density distributions: RECON/TAE transferable atom equivalent (TAE) modeling
  • Machine learning in high-throughput screening and data mining of molecular databases
  • Electron density-based qsar and qspr descriptor computation
  • Automated drug discovery methods and “materials by design”
  • Molecular recognition
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* Peter Dinolfo * Peter H. Dinolfo, Assistant Professor
  • Design and Synthesis of Supramolecular Coordination Compounds
  • Fundamentals of Electron Transfer in Inorganic Materials
  • Electrochemistry and Spectroscopy of Inorganic Compounds
  • Development of Redox Catalysts for Solar Fuel Formation
  • Surface Functionalization and Modification Techniques
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* Gerald Korenowski * Gerald M. Korenowski, Professor
  • Interfacial studies
  • Non-linear optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Surface imaging, optical materials, in situ laser spectroscopy as environmental probes
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* No photo available. * K.V. Lakshmi, Assistant Professor
  • Advanced multi-dimensional solids NMR and pulsed EPR and electron-nuclear double resonance spectroscopy methods
  • Energy and signal transduction by membrane proteins
  • Structure and function on DNA and RNA binding proteins
  • Fundamental reaction mechanisms of natural photosynthesis
  • Design of a new generation of bio-inspired photovoltaic devices for highly efficient solar energy conversion.
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* Chang Y. Ryu * Chang Y. Ryu, Assistant Professor
(group homepage)
  • Macromolecular separation and adsorption
  • Block copolymer self-assembly in solution and thin films
  • Polymer-carbon nanotube hybrid materials
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* Mark P. Wentland * Mark P. Wentland, Professor
  • Anti-cocaine medications
  • Identification of novel analgesic targets
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