Professor Laura Gagliardi

CSENG Chemistry
College of Science & Engineering
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Modeling Catalysis and Gas Separation in Metal Organic Frameworks, Actinide Chemistry, and Photovoltaic Materials

This group investigates chemical systems and materials containing transition metals and even heavier atoms like lanthanides and actinides with quantum chemical methods. Over the years, these researchers have acquired an expertise in developing and applying quantum chemical methods for the study of such systems.

This work is strongly connected with experimental work in the sense that it both inspire possible future experiments and it confirms and/or refines existing experimental results. MSI resources are used for the following chemical- and material-related challenges:

  • Actinide chemistry in condensed phase
  • Catalysis in metal organic frameworks
  • Gas separation in porous materials
  • Discovery of novel materials for photovoltaic applications
  • Modeling charge and exciton dynamics in solar cell material
  • Development of novel multireference methods

The group employs various software packages available through MSI.

This group's work was featured on the MSI website in October 2016: A New Method for Creating a Catalyst on a Metal-Organic Framework.

Project Investigators

Molly Andersen
Michelle Anderson
Melissa Barona
Varinia Bernales
Hakan Demir
Sijia Dong
Carlo Alberto Gaggioli
Professor Laura Gagliardi
Soumen Ghosh
Matthew Hermes
WooSeok Jeong
Jan Kadlec
Ruye Li
Daniele Ongari
Riddhish Umesh Pandharkar
Hung Pham
Davide Presti
Debmalya Ray
Thais Scott
Prachi Sharma
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