Faculty & Staff

Robert W. Zoellner, Professor

Computational Chemistry; Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

Academic Background
Summary of Research

Our research interests primarily involve the theoretical and computational modeling of novel, "interesting" compounds using research-quality software packages such as Spartan and Gaussian. For our purpose, "interesting" can be anything from simple aromatic systems, such as pyrrole, to topologically fascinating knots and belts such as trefoil-knotted alkanes and cyclacenes, and to compounds never imagined before, such as our recently-published work on nitratoxycarbons. All of our work is done in silico (on a computer), but the results we report may help other researchers to experimentally synthesize the molecules we investigate.

Recent Publications