Theoretical Chemistry Faculty

Core Faculty

These faculty have primary appointments in the Chemistry Department.

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Franco, Ignacio

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics | (585) 275-8209
454 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Huo, Pengfei

Assistant Professor of Chemistry | (585) 276-7793
415 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Physical and theoretical chemistry; ab-initio dynamics for understanding chemistry; photo physics of solar energy conversion

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Schröder, Wolf-Udo

Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics | (585) 275-8263
466 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Dynamics of Complex Nuclear Reactions at intermediate and high energies

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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

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 | (585) 275-1734

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 | (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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Saunders, William H., Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry | (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