|Present||Faculty Member, Western Washington University ‐ Western Expert|
|Present||Assistant Professor, Western Washington University ‐ Department of Chemistry|
|Present||Assistant Professor, Western Washington University ‐ Institute for Energy Studies|
|Present||Assistant Professor of Physical & Computational Chemistry, Western Washington University ‐ AMSEC - Advanced Materials Science & Engineering Center|
Photophysics of organic materials mediated by intermolecular interactions, Modulation of charge transfer state lifetimes by encapsulation, Efficient computational tools for simulating electronic excitations and photostability, Photochemistry and singlet oxygen sensitization of photodynamic therapy agents, and Balanced ground and excited state characterization of solar thermal fuels
Honors and Awards
- OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry, ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry, Fall 2018
- Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2018
- Snohomish PUD Professor of Energy Studies, 2017-2018
- NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
- CHEM 461 Physical Chemistry I
- CHEM 161 General Chemistry I
- CHEM 462 Physical Chemistry II
- CHEM 463 Physical Chemistry III
- CHEM 465 Physical / Inorganic Lab II
- CHEM 497B Computational Chemistry
- ENRG 320 Science of Energy Resources
- ENRG 420 Advanced Energy Science
- ENRG 392 Energy Symposium
- MSCI 110 Intro to Renewable Energy for Scientists and Engineers
- MSCI 330 Intro Materials Science II
|2014||Nagoya University ‐ JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow|
|2012||Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‐ Department of Physical Chemistry|
|2007||B.S., University of Southern California ‐ Department of Chemistry|
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Peer-Reviewed Publications (23)
Chemoselective Carbonyl Allylations with Alkoxyallylsiletanes
Journal of Organic Chemistry (2019)
Alkoxyallylsiletanes are capable of highly chemo- and diastereoselective carbonyl allylsilylations. Reactive substrates include salicylaldehydes and glyoxylic acids. Chemoselectivity in these ...
How Parallel Are Excited State Potential Energy Surfaces from Time-Independent ...
Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2016)
To support the development and characterization of chromophores with targeted photophysical properties, excited-state electronic structure calculations should rapidly and accurately ...
Self-Consistent Optimization of Excited States within Density-Functional Tight-Binding
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (2016)
We present an implementation of energies and gradients for the ΔDFTB method, an analogue of Δ-self-consistent-field density functional theory (ΔSCF) ...
A multireference perturbation method using non-orthogonal Hartree-Fock determinants for ground ...
Journal of Chemical Physics (2013)
In this article we propose the ΔSCF(2) framework, a multireference strategy based on second-order perturbation theory, for ground and excited electronic states. Unlike the ...
Excitation energies and Stokes shifts from a restricted open-shell Kohn-Sham ...
Journal of Chemical Physics (2013)
Restricted open-shell Kohn-Sham (ROKS) theory provides a powerful computational tool for calculating singlet excited state energies and dynamics. However, the possibility of multiple solutions to ...
Electronic structure of carbon trioxide and vibronic interactions involving Jahn-Teller ...
Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2007)
The electronic structure of CO3 is characterized by equation-of-motion and coupled-cluster methods. C2v and D3h isomers are considered. Vertical excitation energies, transition dipoles, and the ...
Ab Initio Optical Rotatory Dispersion and Electronic Circular Dichroism Spectra ...
Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2006)
Coupled-cluster and density-functional methods have been used to determine specific rotations and electronic circular dichroism (ECD) rotational strengths for (S)-2-chloropropionitrile. ...