François G. Amar

Appointments
  • Dean, Honors College
  • Professor (Former Chair), Department of Chemistry
Education
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1980-83
  • NSF-CNRS Postdoctoral fellow, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, 1979-80
  • PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1979
  • MS, Physical Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1977
  • BA, Chemistry (summa cum laude), Temple University, 1975
Current courses taught
  • Honors 391, Introduction to Thesis Research
  • Honors 309, Honors Read Tutorial
Teaching background
  • General chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Quantum chemistry
  • Statistical thermodynamics
  • Spectroscopy and dynamics
  • Integrated methods in chemistry education
Research interests
  • Structure and dynamics of nanoclusters
  • Simulation methods for reaction kinetics and dynamics
  • Theory for catalysis and upgrading of biofuels
  • Chemistry education research
  • Models for interdisciplinary education and research