Randall J. Meyer
(Ph D., University of Texas at Austin, 2001) Please visit our Lab Webpage
The use of simulations in concert with experiment is a very powerful tool to obtain a better understanding of fundamental phenomena. One such problem of interest is the relationship between the physical andelectronic structure of materials and their reactivity. My research will employ experimental and theoretical methods in concert to aid in the rational design of materials, focusing on structure-reactivity relationships at the molecular/atomic level. The general approach involves the construction of well-defined model systems both experimentally and computationally, which allow in-depth investigation of electronic properties and morphology and elucidate their relationshipto reactivity.
Our group has numerous collaborative efforts both within UIC and with other groups both in the U.S. and internationally. Please see our groupwebsite for further details about current research projects.