Dr. Jeremy Kua|
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office: SCST 381
Phone: (619) 260-7970
Courses Taught in Fall 2018
CHEM151H General Chemistry I (Honors): Course web pages will be available in late August.
CHEM311 Physical Chemistry I (Quantum): Course web pages will be available in late August.
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 2018-19
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, HCN and H2S.
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)