Hai-Lung Dai Physical/Analytical Nonlinear optical and spectroscopic/microscopic studies of the structure and dynamics of surfaces and interfaces, colloidal particles, aerosols, nanoparticles, micelles, liposomes and biological cells; structure and dynamics of new energy materials including RTIL, DSSS, and organic crystals and thin films; energy transfer and reactions of highly excited molecule
Michael L. Klein Theory/Computation Theoretical and computational methods to study solids, liquids and assemblies of macromolecules, including those relevant to living organisms
Ronald M. Levy Theory/Computation Computer simulations, statistical mechanics, and modeling to study the structure, function, folding, and dynamics of proteins in solution
Carol M. Manhart Biological Biochemistry, enzymology, protein-nucleic acid interactions, protein-protein interactions, enzyme kinetics, structural biochemistry, biophysics. Study of enzymes that are therapeutic targets and that have biotechnological applications.
Spiridoula Matsika Theory/Computation Photophysics and photochemistry of biologically relevant systems; conical intersections and non adiabatic effects; methods for excited states and conical intersections; understanding laser control of molecular dynamics
Robert Stanley Physical/Analytical, Biological Light-driven DNA repair by DNA photolyase: ultrafast mechanism, enzymology, mutagenesis; excited state electronic properties of flavins and flavoproteins: Stark spectroscopy; photophysical properties of fluorescent nucleic base analogs: probes of energy flow in DNA
Vincent Voelz Theory/Computation Molecular simulations to understand protein folding, conformational dynamics and peptidomimetic design; statistical thermodynamics, bayesian inference, kinetic network models, distributed computing