One more productive and enjoyable semester finished.
I especially enjoyed teaching physical chemistry to a small group of talented students.
Their nice words and comments made me feel embarrassed.
I am delighted to share that Ben and I were given the Dean's Research Award!
Emily was given the Dow Fellowship from our Department!
So proud of my students!
Our article on SEP dimers linked with a carbon chain has been accepted for publication
to Electronic Structure. Congrats to Zach, Shahriar, and Ben. It is the first publication for Zach
and the first publication of an undergrdaute student (Zach) in our group!
Our artilce on TcO+
has just been accepted to JQSRT! Congrats Isuru!
It is our great honor that one of our covers was selected to be part of the festive journal cover
for the 125 years anniversary of JPCA.
Our fist ChemComm article has just been accepted!
We show how SEPs can act as catalysts for capture and untilization of carbon dioxide.
Shahriar defended successfully his PhD thesis. Great job Shahriar!
New exciting avenues are ahead of you now at Georgia Tech!
Shahriar just published his work on rhodium oxide dicationic ammonia complexes
and their ability of activate methane. He showed that the [2+2] activation path
can be sometimes as efficient as the radical (HAT) path.
Check it out at Inorg.Chem. Congrats Shahriar!
The Department just informed me that they want me to stay!
Tenure goal check. War Eagle!
Emily just published her work on transition metal oxide dicationic species.
Check it out at PCCP. Congrats Emily!
After a break, we got two more publications. One in PCCP with Isuru studying the
electronic structure of metal crown ether complexes, and one in Dalton Transactions
in collaboration with Prof. Anne Gorden.
Shahriar has also accepted a post-doc position in Georgia Tech starting in January.
Congratulations to Safaa for his first publication in our group! He showed that metal anions
may be the key to selective methane to methanol activation.
Congratulations to Isuru who defended successully his thesis. Now he is getting ready for his next step
The hard work of our group the past five years is materialized not only with articles, but with
awards! The PI was blessed to receive the OpenEye Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry given by
the American Chemical Society! This is our first National award. Thank y'all!
After the "quiet" month of November, three articles have been accepted for publication in December:
JPCA, JACS, PCCP. The JACS article is a collaborative work with Prof. Kit Bowen (JHU).
Thanks everyone for your hard work!
Three more Isuru's articles have been accepted in three different jounrals (JQSRT, PCCP, JPCA).
The last one is in honor of Professor Alexander Boldyrev (Utah State University).
We have the honor to be given the front cover for this article! Congrats Isuru!
Two collaborative articles were accepted this month in our group.
Congrats to my colleague Ming Chen for our organic chemistry article in Angewandte Chemie,
and to my student Ben and my colleague Jordan Harshman for our
Chemical Education article on hypervalency!
One more article on the electronic structure is just published in JQSRT!
The PI was selected as James E. Land Assistant Professor of Chemistry!
One more insightful article on the reaction of transtion metal oxides (RuO) with water
has just been accepted by PCCP. We show that anionic systems can activate OH bonds
easier than the commonly used cationic ones. Congrats Isuru and Nuno!
It is now official! Our proposal on plasma driven nanostructure synthesis led by Professsor
Andrew Adamczyk (Chemical Engineering Department, AU) has been funded by the IGP program of AU!
Shahriar's first paper on metal ammonia complexes just came out at JPCA.
It was a really challenging work. Congrats Shahriar!
Ben's first paper has just been accepted for publication in PCCP.
It shows how weak field ligands enable early transition metal oxides to activate methane.
Check it out!
Thanks to the hard of my group, our work on metal ammonia complexes has been selected
for support by the National Science Foundation (NSF CAREER)!
Emily's paper on NbO was selected as a 2019 HOT paper by PCCP!
Emily's FIRST paper on NbO and its reaction with methane has been accepted in PCCP!
Congratulations Emily! To the many more to come!
Our first article on f-block metal chemistry has just been published in PCCP!
Check it out! Congrats Isuru!
Another paper has just been published; product of a wonderful collaboration of our group
with Professors Ortiz and Pawłowski. It actually won the front cover of JPCA!
Congrats to us all!
Our twelfth article this year has just been accepted in JPCA.
Congrats Isuru and Nuno!
Holden Paz, undergraduate student, just loined our group.
Nuno is moving soon to Michigan State University to join the research group of Professor Angela Wilson.
I would like to thank him for his hard work and significant contribution to my group.
He has been a valuable member. All the best Nuno!
Shariar's work on the activation of molecular nitrogen using carbene pairs just got accepted!
July started and ended with two publications;
Check out our PCCP and JPCA articles on metal-water and calcium-ammonia clusters.
Nice kick off for June. Accepted article + cover at JPCA and another cover at JCC.
Good job Shahriar and Isuru!
We all went to SETCA in Knoxville. Five posters and a lot of fun!
A new member just joined us. Welcome Safaa!
Our joint work on Pt anion + methane with Professor Kit Bowen and his group
has been accepted in Angew. Chem.
This month is great for Isuru: Three awards at the departmental, college, and graduate school level!
Well deserved Isuru!
Nuno's work has finally been accepted in a joint PCCP article with Vince Ortiz and Filip Pawlowski.
Isuru's article at JCC got one more Journal cover! Good job Isuru!
Two more articles have been accepted this month in JCC and CTC. Congrats Isuru and Shahriar!
We also all came back from two very constructive conferences (Sanibel and GRC).
Many collaborations may be under way.
Happy New Year! A good ending... makes a good beginning! Our 2018 work gave us a nice
jump-start for 2019. Two articles just got accepted in PCCP and JCC! Congrats Isuru and Nuno!
Our tenth paper for 2018 got published on the electric properties of molecular hydrogen.
Check this out over the break. Happy Holidays!
A couple of theoretical chemistry seminars will take place in our department this month.
Professor Angela Wilson (Michigan State University) will give our November 15 colloquium.
The second seminar will be given by myself on November 14th, and will be an introductory
"course" to non-theoretical chemists on how to use quantum chemical software.
I would like to welcome Emily Claveau and Benjamin Jackson in our group.
Enjoy your time with us Emily and Ben!
Our participation at SERMACS was quite vigorous: two talks (Nuno and me) and
four posters (Isuru x 2, Shahriar, and Jacob).
Our work on the ligand effects in the C-H activation efficiency of iron-oxo complexes
just got accepted for publication in PCCP! This work was a collaborative effort of Professor Vogiatzis' (UTK)
and our groups.
Thanks a lot for involving us Konstantinos!
Our collaborative work with Professor Kit Bowen and Sotiris Xantheas in the activation of water
employing platinum anions has also been accepted in JCP!
Thanks Kit for involving us too!
We are going to SERMACS in two weeks. See you there!
Our work on Li,Na-SEPs and their dimers just got accepted in PCCP!
Thank you very much for the wonderful collaboration Isuru, Filip, and Vince!
Our second work with Professor Ming Chen has just been accepted for publication
in Adv. Synth. Catal. Congratulations again guys!
Our work in IJQC was selected for the front cover of the issue!
Our collaborative study with Professor Ming Chen has just been accepted for publication
in Org. Lett. Congratulations Mengzhou, Shahriar and Ming!
Isuru receives an Outstanding Poster Award at SETCA 2018. Congratulations Isuru!
Two of our manuscripts just got accepted in PCCP and IJQC. Congrats Nuno and Isuru!
Our website just launched!
Group will go to SETCA 2018: Two oral presentations and two posters! Come to see and hear us!
EM will go to ISMS 2018. See you there!
EM will go to MWTCC 2018. See you there!
EM will go to ICCB 2018. See you there!
Isuru's work on MoO got accepted at PCCP. Congratulations Isuru!
Isuru won the COSAM award for his poster at "This is research" symposium.
Group participated at the ACS in New Orleans with three posters and one invited talk.
Our work on Be(NH3
got accepted at JPCL. Great job!
EM participated at NWTCC (Richland,WA) to give an invited talk.
Our collaborative work with Anne Gorden and her group got the front cover at ChemComm. Nice!
Dr Nuno Almeida joined our group as a post-doc. Welcome!
EM visited ERDC (Vicksburg,MS) to give an invited talk.
EM participated at MWTCC (East Lansing, MI) to give an invited talk.
EM visited UTK to give an invited talk. Thanks Professor Vogiatzis!
Group participated at SETCA (Oxford,MS) with two posters and one invited talk.
Isuru's work on Be oxides and carbonyls got accepted at JPCA. Congratulations Isuru!
Shahriar's work on oxidation of alkenes got accepted at PCCP as communication. Congratulations Shahriar!
Group just started with two new arrivals. Welcome Isuru and Shahriar!