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) !
Congratulations to Mushir on winning the Francis H. Case fellowship award for outstanding research this year!!November 2020
Congratulations to Pratip for successfully defending his dissertation titled Investigating ultrafast photoexcited dynamics of organic chromophores on 19th November 2020. He will be starting his postdoctoral work at Rutgers University with Dr. Rick Remsing in February. All the very best to you Dr Chakraborty!!May 2020
Congratulations to Drew and Cam on their graduation. We are incredibly proud of our undergraduate researchers! Starting this fall, Drew will continue his research career in the Dept. of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania as a graduate student. Keep going, Drew!!May 2020
Salsabil received the 2020 First Summer Research Initiative Award! Congratulations Salsabil!!March 2020
Mushir successfully defended his Original Research Proposal on Modeling the Reaction Dynamics of Metastable anions. Congratulations Mushir on becoming a Ph.D candidate!!March 2020
Dr. Vincent Spata is back in our group as a post-doc! We are excited to have him here :) Welcome Vince!!January 2020
Dr. Cate Anstöter has joined our group from Durham as our new postdoc member! Welcome Cate!!August 2019
We are excited to welcome Vaibhav as our new graduate student.December 2018
Article on Intersystem crossing in the exit channel with collaborator Arthur Suits published in Nature Chemistry!