Physical

Our Physical research covers a wide range of systems. Experimental and theoretical work features nanomaterials and devices, biophysical chemistry, atmospheric and environmental chemistry, the use of high resolution rovibronic spectra to characterize transition states, single molecule and single quantum dot spectroscopy, and condensed phase molecular dynamics.

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Faculty Spotlight

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Troy Van Voorhis

Haslam and Dewey Professor of Chemistry

The Van Voorhis Group is developing new methods – primarily based on density functional theory (DFT) – that provide an accurate description of excited electron motion in molecular systems.