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Physical Chemistry Faculty

Core Faculty

These faculty have primary appointments in this department.


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Farrar, James M.

Professor of Chemistry
farrar@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-5834
B19 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Dynamical studies of low energy ion-molecule reactions in the gas phase; imaging studies of collisions; photochemistry of size-selected ionic clusters

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Franco, Ignacio

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics
ignacio.granco@rochester.edu | (585) 275-8209
454 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Huo, Pengfei

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
huo@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 276-7793
415 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; Ab-initio dynamics for understanding chemistry; Photo physics of solar energy conversion

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Knowles, Kathryn

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
knowles@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-0649
457 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Todd D. Krauss

Krauss, Todd D.

Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Optics

Chair of Chemistry Department
krauss@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-5093
465 Hutchinson
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Interests: Nanoscale Materials and Devices

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Krugh, Thomas R.

Professor of Chemistry
krugh@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4224
459 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Biophysical Chemistry; structural analysis of biomolecules, energy minimization and molecular dynamics calculations

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McCamant, David W.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
mccamant@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 276-3122
B34 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Ultrafast spectroscopy of molecular dynamics in photochemistry; Mechanisms of vibrational relaxation

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Neidig, Michael L.

Wilmot Assistant Professor of Chemistry
neidig@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 276-6006
B32 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Physical-Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

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Rothberg, Lewis

Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Chemical Engineering

lewis.rothberg@rochester.edu
462 Hutchinson Hall
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Interests: Polymer eletronics; Optoelectronic devices; Light-emitting diodes; Thin-film transistors; Photodetectors; Xerographic photoreceptors; Biological sensors; Electrooptic modulators

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Schröder, Wolf-Udo

Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics

schroeder@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-8263
466 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Dynamics of Complex Nuclear Reactions at intermediate and high energies

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Tang, Ching W.

Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Chemistry

ching.tang@rochester.edu | (585) 275-3552
101A Gavett Hall
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Interests: Organic Electronics; Thin-Film Devices; Display Technology; Organic Light Emitting Diodes; Organic Solar Cells; II-VI Semiconductors; CdTe Solar Cells; Thin-Film Deposition & Characterization

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Turner, Douglas H.

Professor of Chemistry
turner@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-3207
B08 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Biophysical Chemistry: nucleic acid structure and function, RNA folding, therapeutics, and prediction of structure from sequence

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Cluster Affiliated Faculty

Faculty in the Clusters have primary appointments in other departments but can mentor Chemistry graduate students.


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Grossfield, Alan M.

Associate Professor Biochemistry and Biophysics
alan_grossfield@urmc.rochester.edu

Interests: Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation

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Mathews, David H.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology

david_mathews@urmc.rochester.edu | (585) 275-1734
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Interests: Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics

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Research Professors

Research professors do not accept graduate students, but have active research programs within the department.


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Mort, Brendan

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Research
Director of the Center for Integrated Research and Computing
brendan.mort@rochester.edu | (585) 275-8289
418 Hutchison Hall

Interests: High performance computing; application of computing technology to chemistry and biology; computational chemistry algorithm development; molecular dynamics simulations, electronic structure theory

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Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus faculty no longer teach courses or graduate students, but many are still active contributors to the intellectual life of the department, serving as co-advisors, mentors, and running research programs.


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Kreilick, Robert W.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
kreilick@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4231

Interests: Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Solids: Rapid Motion in Solids, Structure of Solids, Energy Transfer in Solids

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Muenter, John S.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
muenter@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4231

Interests: Spectroscopic Studies of Molecular Properties and Dynamics

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Saunders, William H., Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
saunders@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4231

Interests: Physical organic chemistry: mechanisms of elimination reactions; isotope effects and isotopic tracers in the study of organic reaction mechanisms; proton transfers; ab initio and vbscf calculations