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We are a theoretical research group at the Temple University Dept of Chemistry. The focus of our group is to develop and apply theoretical methods to study nonadiabatic phenomena and their potential implications.

Most chemical processes follow the Born-Oppenheimer (adiabatic) approximation, in which the nuclei move on a single potential energy surface. However there are important processes where this approximation breaks down. These nonadiabatic events play an important role in essential processes in nature such as photosynthesis, vision, charge transfer and photochemistry. Focus areas are: Photophysics and photochemistry of biologically relevant systems, such as DNA/RNA; Theoretical description of conical intersections and excited states; Understanding laser control of molecular dynamics.

We are looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team (more info) !

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December 2023

Congratulations to Vaibhav on receiving Daniel Swern fellowship award for outstanding research for the 2022-2023 Academic Year!

December 2023

Mohammed Sorour has successfully defended his thesis dissertation on accurate modeling of spectral signatures in excitonically coupled Cy3 dimers in solution and dsDNA . Congratulations Dr. Sorour!!

August 2023

We are excited to welcome Jose F Mendez-Guerra as an undergrad researcher to our group!

April 2023

Congratulations to Chris, our undergraduate member for receiving the ACS Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry

January 2023

Dr. Divya Tripathi has joined our group from India as our new postdoc member! Welcome Divya!!

December 2022

Congratulations to Mohammed on receiving Daniel Swern fellowship award for outstanding research, Guy Allen award for outstanding teaching and Student/Trainee grant award from American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) for the 2021-2022 Academic Year!

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