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Dukovic, Gordana Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dukovic group research is focused on fundamental problems in nanoscience and how they impact the application of nanoscale materials to solar energy harvesting. The research approach integrates the design and synthesis of novel nanomaterials with detailed electronic spectroscopy in order to reveal how such materials interact with light.

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  • physical chemistry, nanoscience, nanocrystals, solar fuel generation, ultrafast spectroscopy

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Teaching

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  • CHEM 1400 - Foundations of Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Covers core concepts in chemistry: nature of matter (atomic and molecular structure, bonding and macroscopic properties), transformations of matter (chemical reactivity), and quantifying chemical transformations (thermochemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics). Emphasizes critical thinking and cultivate core problem solving skills utilized by scientists. Intended for first semester CHEM/BCHM majors. Department enforced prerequisites: one year high school chemistry or CHEM 1021 (minimum grad C-) and high school math through pre-calculus. Not recommended for students with grades below B- in CHEM 1021. Department enforced corequisite: CHEM 1401. Credit not granted for this course and CHEM 1113.
  • CHEM 4271 - Chemistry of Solar Energy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Chemical principles of conversion of solar energy into electricity and fuels in molecular and semiconductor-based systems. Overview of solid-state electronic structure of materials and interfaces, light-matter interactions, principles of harvesting photoexcited currents and useful chemical species. Description of processes utilized in established and emerging solar energy technologies. Same as CHEM 4271.
  • CHEM 4531 - Physical Chemistry 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Lect. Introduces the quantum theory of atoms, molecules and chemical bonding, and statistical thermodynamics. Includes principles of quantum mechanics and their application to atomic structure, molecular spectroscopy, symmetry properties, and the determination of molecular structure. Also includes principles of statistical mechanics and their applications to properties of gases, liquids, and solids.
  • CHEM 4581 - Physical Chemistry Lab 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    One 3-hour lab per week. Instruction in experimental techniques of modern physical chemistry. Experiments illustrate the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. Illustrates the material discussed in CHEM 4511.
  • CHEM 4591 - Physical Chemistry Lab 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    One lect. and one 3-hour laboratory every two weeks. a continuation of CHEM 4581, but may be taken concurrently with CHEM 4531. Experiments illustrate the principles of quantum chemistry and spectroscopy discussed in CHEM 4531.
  • CHEM 5271 - Chemistry of Solar Energy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Chemical principles of conversion of solar energy into electricity and fuels in molecular and semiconductor-based systems. Overview of solid-state electronic structure of materials and interfaces, light-matter interactions, principles of harvesting photoexcited currents and useful chemical species. Description of processes utilized in established and emerging solar energy technologies. Same as CHEM 4271.
  • CHEM 6401 - Seminar: Physical Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2021
    Student, faculty, and guest presentations of current research in physical chemistry. Discussion of research topics related to the subject of weekly physical chemistry/chemical physics seminar and appropriate journal articles.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2021
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.

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