Kinetics by experiment, theory, and computation
We're kineticists in my group, curious about how reactions take place at the molecular scale in gas and condensed phases. To make these discoveries, we variously apply sophisticated experiments, computational quantum chemistry, reactive-flow modeling, and our novel "Reactive Molecular Dynamics" method. At the same time, we're reaction engineers, choosing kinetics targets that are important to applications. Much of our work is about biomass conversion to liquid fuels and about their clean use. We're also involved in hypergolic rocket science, pollutant prevention from fossil fuels, polymer breakdown, and ozone-safe chemicals.