Physical Chemistry Research Group Members
Crowding and hydration effects on macromolecular structure.
Nuclear reaction and decay spectroscopy in isotopes far from stability, superheavy element synthesis, thin film preparations for nuclear targetry, nuclear & radiochemistry.
Computational methods development using molecular simulations and machine learning to study configurational dynamics in biomolecules, molecular self-assembly, and reaction dynamics.
Chemical physics, molecular spectroscopy, laser-induced fluorescence, and molecular astrophysics. Detection of complex organic molecules in the interstellar medium. Computational studies of fluid flow in microfluidic channels. Experimental simulations of aerosol formation in planetary atmospheres.
Effects of organic chemistry on the climate-changing properties of atmospheric aerosols. Formation and optical properties of organic coatings on atmospheric aerosols (especially in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere). Chemical transformations in aerosols during cloud formation and evaporation. Photochemistry of organics in aerosols.
Application of nanotechnology and nanodiamonds in neurobiology.