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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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News

September 2022

Pratip's feature article on Nonadiabatic Excited State Dynamics of Organic Chromophores: Take-Home Messages is featured on the cover of the latest edition of JPCA!

August 2022

Vaibhav's work on Stable excited dication: trapping on the S1 state of formaldehyde dication after strong field ionization is published in PCCP as a HOT article! This work is also displayed in the front cover of latest edition of PCCP!

August 2022

Mushir successfully defended his dissertation on Development and benchmarking of Hermitian and non-Hermitian methods for negative ion resonances. Congratulations Dr. Thodika!!

July 2022

Salabil successfully defended her dissertation on Uncovering radiative and non-radiative decay pathways of n-cyanoindole fluorescent probes in aqueous solution. Congratulations Dr. Abou-Hatab!!

May 2022

We are excited to welcome new undergraduate researcher, Christian to our group!

May 2022

Congratulations to Nick Baker on his graduation from Temple with a Bachelors in Biochemistry!

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