Dr. Jeremy Kua|
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office: SCST 381
Phone: (619) 260-7970
Courses Taught in Fall 2016
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I Lecture (1st semester)
CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I (Quantum)
Sample Course Web Pages from Previous Years
What is computational chemistry? Look at some of the Introduction links in my Resources for Computational Chemistry page.
What is self-assembly? Here's what Wikipedia says. See some nice pictures and descriptions of self-assembly in the kitchen and more.
Current/potential projects for 2016-17
Interested in working on a research project in computational chemistry? Come by my office and talk to me. [Potential credit for Chem 496 during the semester; funding available during the summer.]
The overarching interest of the Kua research group is the construction of Free Energy Maps for prebiotic chemistry.
In particular, we are:
1. Generating baseline maps for the co-oligomerization of aldehydes, amines and HCN.
2. Studying how environmental changes (pH, concentration, ions, temperature) away from standard conditions perturb the free energies.
3. Developing a Group Addivity scheme for free energies of polar organics in aqueous solution.
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External Research funding:
Camille & Henry Dreyfus Faculty Start-up Award (2004-2010)
Research Corporation CCSA (2005-2007)
ACS-Petroleum Research Fund (2007-2010)
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2011-2017)
Computational Research Experience (i.e., projects I've worked on throughout my career)