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Skodje, Rex T Professor

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  • My work is centered on the application of methods of theoretical chemistry to problems in chemical physics. My primary interest is in the theory of chemical reactions. I am particularly focused on the role of dynamical effects in gas phase and cluster phase reactions. I investigate some problems with application to atmospheric chemistry. I am also interested also in dynamical effects in photocatalysis. I am currently a new 'Sum Over Histories' representation for chemical kinetics that may provide a significant improvement over traditional approaches. We have recently produced a new technique for the solution to chemical kinetic problems that avoids the need to solve systems of stiff differential equations.

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  • theoretical chemistry, chemical kinetics, scattering theory, dynamics of chemical reactions

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Teaching

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  • CHEM 5541 - Chemical Dynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Lect. Discussion of mechanism and rate of chemical reactions from a fundamental point of view. Discusses nature of collision and develops concepts of cross section and rate constant. Theories of elementary bimolecular and decay processes are critically examined. Department enforced prerequisite: undergraduate physical chemistry.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.

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