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Eaves, Joel David Associate Professor

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  • Our group focuses on fundamental problems in condensed phase physical chemistry with applications to biology, energy and sustainability. In energy, we are exploring how strong interactions in nanoscale systems might enable new materials for solar energy harvesting. We are exploring how correlated electronic effects might change paradigms in catalysis for energy storage and how the hydrophobicity of graphene can be modulated by electronic doping, and how this in turn may lead to efficient materials for water purification. We also work with experimental collaborators in biophysics to understand how stress is distributed in DNA molecules under tension, and on novel phases and statistical mechanical theories for active and glassy systems.

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  • theoretical chemistry, condensed phase dynamics, quantum dynamics, self assembly

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Teaching

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  • CHEM 4511 - Physical Chemistry 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Lect. Chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Includes study of laws of thermodynamics, thermochemistry, entropy, free energy, chemical potential, chemical equilibriums, and the rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions. Department enforced prereq or coreq., PHYS 1120 (minimum grade C-). Degree credit not granted for this course and BCHM 4400 and BCHM 5400.
  • CHEM 4555 - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores computational methods to understand chemical systems. Topics include: atomic and molecular electronic structure calculations, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations and thermodynamic calculations. Not recommended for students with a grade below B- in the prerequisite course. Same as CHEM 5555.
  • CHEM 4581 - Physical Chemistry Lab 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    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 2019
    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 5531 - Statistical Mechanics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Lect. Fundamental concepts of quantum and classical statistical mechanics. Applications to properties ofgases, liquids, solids, spin and polymer systems. Reaction, fluctuation, nucleation and relaxation phenomena. Department enforced prerequisite: undergraduate physical chemistry.
  • CHEM 5555 - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores computational methods to understand chemical systems. Topics include: atomic and molecular electronic structure calculations, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations and thermodynamic calculations. Same as CHEM 4555.
  • 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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