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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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April 2024

Congratulations Carson on being accepted as a gradPhD graduate student in USC, California.

April 2024

Congratulations Carson for receiving the ACS Undergraduate award in Physical Chemistry! Also, congrats Carson and Sabrina for receiving ACS certification.

March 2024

We welcome Hind Alrushud as a PhD student into our group!

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!

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