Kuwata'’s research uses computational chemistry to unravel the mechanisms of reactions in the atmosphere, with a particular interest in studying the role of ozone in the production of OH radicals. He is a physical and analytical chemist with a background in laser spectroscopy and atmospheric chemistry. EDUCATION: B.S., Harvey Mudd College Ph.D., California Institute of Technology Kuwata has been teaching at Macalester since 2000.
Quantum Chemical Studies of Carbonyl Oxide Chemistry in Combustion and in the Lower Atmosphere Peroxides, Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups (2014)
Computational Treatments of Peroxy Radicals in Combustion and Atmospheric Reactions, Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups (2014)
Developing a Regional Computational Chemistry Consortium Through Undergraduate Research Conferences (with Daniela Kohen, Brent Krueger, and William F. Polik), CUR Quarterly (2012)
Generation of Singlet Oxygen from Fragmentation of Monoactivated 1,1-Dihydroperoxides (with Jiliang Hang, Prasanta Ghorai, Solaire A. Finkenstaedt-Quinn, Ilhan Findik, Emily Sliz, and Patrick H. Dussault), Journal of Organic Chemistry (2012)
Hyperfine Structure in the Electronic Spectrum of TaS (with Andrew J. Bendelsmith and Thomas D. Varberg), Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy (2012)
Recent Advances in Quantum Chemical Predictions of the Atmospheric Reactivity of Criegee Intermediates, Atmospheric Chemical Mechanisms Conference (2014)