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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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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!

March 2022

Congratulations to Vaibhav on successfully defending his original research proposal on The photochemistry of peroxynitric acid (HO2NO2) in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere and his elevation to candidacy!!

December 2021

We are excited to welcome new graduate student, Dakshitha and undergraduate student, Jordan to our group!

December 2021

Farewell Cate, and many congratulations on your appointment as a research associate at the University of York!! We wish you all the best!

May 2021

Excited to have two new undergraduate researchers join us! Welcome Nick and Griffin!!

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