Catalytic Reaction Mechanisms Through Quantum Mechanical Models and Supercomputing

Faculty Information

Faculty Name: Andrew Sargent

Department: Chemistry

Contact Information: SciTec 501


Research Description

Highlights of Research:

We use computational quantum mechanical models and supercomputing hardware to investigate the reaction mechanisms of catalytic chemical reactions.





  • Solid typing skills
  • Well organized

Class or level of student sought: Sophomore or Junior

Needed skills:

  • Computer savvy
  • Not afraid of math


Time Commitment 

Time commitment per week: 3, 6, or 9 hours per week, depending on enrollment in CHEM 4515, 4516, or 4517, respectively

Start Date: The earlier the student begins work, the greater progress can be made on an Honors Thesis project.



Possible pay during summer (depending on external funding. Funding rate is $10/hr)

Students may receive Independent Study course credit, although we prefer Undergraduate Research credit (CHEM 4515, 4516, 4517).

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