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Faculty - Physical Chemistry

Physical chemists aim to understand at the sub-atomic, atomic and molecular scale the structure and behavior of materials and the way chemical reactions occur. Such knowledge is relevant to nearly every area of chemistry, from biological to nanotechnology to environmental. Computational physical chemists apply math and physics to develop theories and models that unravel mysteries from protein folding to nanoparticle properties. Experimental physical chemists use computers and large instruments, including lasers, mass spectrometers, and microscopes to measure structure and dynamics of chemical processes.

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UMaine physical chemists use computational and experimental methods to investigate transport and reactivity of ions and small molecules in cell membranes, the active sites of enzymes, through nanostructures, and metal catalysts. They apply quantum mechanics to chemical systems to elucidate the structure of molecules, dynamics of reactions, and spectroscopic measurements. Their laboratories are equipped with instruments for mass spectrometry, infrared and Raman spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, nanofabrication, and nanomaterials synthesis. Faculty involved in physical chemical research are listed below.

 

Chemistry Faculty and Instructors
amar_New François G. Amar
253 Aubert Hall
(207)581-1196
amar@maine.edu
Physical
Biological
Alt. Energy
Chem Ed
Collins
Scott Collins
151 ESRB
(207)-581-2269
scott.collins@maine.edu
Physical
Nano/Materials
Analytical
Brian Brian G. Frederick
251 Aubert/151 ESRB
(207)-581-2268
brian.frederick@umit.maine.edu
Physical
Nano/Materials
Alt. Energy
Wood
Jay Jayendran Rasaiah 254 Aubert Hall
(207) 581-1179
rasaiah@maine.edu
Physical
Biological
trippgrp Carl P. Tripp 275 Aubert/241 ESRB
(207)-581-2235
carl.tripp@maine.edu
Physical
Nano/Materials
Biological
Environmental
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