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About Us

Our group applies and develops theoretical and computational approaches to explore exciting questions in transition metal chemistry and materials science. Of particular interest is developing efficient electronic structure and potential energy surface exploration models that will allow us to understand the interplay of electronic structure and dynamics in dictating the reactivity and efficacy of transition metal catalysts. With such information in hand, a central objective is the evolution of rationale design protocols for future catalysts.


Our group is one of four theory/computational labs in Chemistry & Chemical Biology at UC Merced. Visit our colleagues in the Colvin Group and the Isborn Group.