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(773) 442-6050
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Paulo
H
Acioli
Ph.D.
Chair
Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4733
Expertise
Atomic and molecular, condensed matter and cluster physics.
Courses Taught
University Physics I
Research Interests
Dr. Acioli's research interests are in the areas of theoretical (computational) condensed matter, atomic and molecular, and cluster physics. In particular I am interested in the study of electronic correlation in many-electron systems, the study of vibrations and rotations of molecules and the understanding of the electronic and magnetic properties of small systems such as nano-clusters. These investigations are done using ab-initio density functional theory and quantum Monte Carlo methods.
Education

Ph.D. (physics), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1995

M.Sc. (physics), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1991.

Masters in Physics, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brasil, 1988.

Selected Publications

1. Paulo H. Acioli, and Sudha Srinivas, "Silver and Gold Mediated Nucleobase Bonding", Journal of Molecular Modeling 20, 2391 (2014).

2. Paulo H. Acioli, and Sudha Srinivas, "Experiential Learning of Classical Mechanic Through Molecular Dynamics", in Proceedings of the World Conference in Physics Education 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014, pp. 379-390.

3. Paulo H. Acioli, Steve Burkland, and Sudha Srinivas, "An Exploration of the Potential Energy Surface of the seven atom silver cluster and the carbon monoxide ligand", Eur. Phys. J. D 66, 215 (2012)

4. A. M. Maniero, Paulo H. Acioli, G. M. e Silva, and R. Gargano, "Theoretical Calculation of a new potential energy surface for the H + Li2 Reaction" Chem. Phys. Lett. 490(4-6), 123 (2010)

5. Paulo H. Acioli, N. Ratanavade, M. R. Cline, and Sudha Srinivas, "Density functional Theory study of Ag-Cluster/CO Interactions", in ICCS 2009, Part II, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5545, G. Allen et al., Eds., Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heildelberg, 2009, pp. 203-210.

BBH 217
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4733
Office Hours
Dr. Acioli is currently on educational leave.
Main Campus
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Gregory
W
Anderson
Ph.D.
Advisor
Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5753
Expertise
Particle Physics & Cosmology, the Physics of paddle sports.
Courses Taught
Astronomy, Electricity & Magnetism
Research Interests
The physics of paddle sports, the three-body problem, supersymmetry, grand unification.
Education

Ph.D. (physics), University of California, Berkeley

M.A. (physics), University of California, Berkeley

B.S. (physics), University of Iowa

Selected Publications

Phase space reconstructio in the restricted three-body problem. Marian Gidea, Frederick Deppe and  Gregory Anderson.
New trends in  Astrodynamics and Applications III. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 886, pp. 139-152 (2007).

E6 Unification Model Building III: Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients in E6 tensor products of the 27 with higher dimensional representations., with T. Blazek,  J. Math. Phys.  46:013506 (2005)

E6 Unification Model Building II: Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients of 78x78bar, with T. Blazek,  J. Math. Phys. 41:8170-9129 (2000).

5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL, IL 60625-4699
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5753
Office Hours
Off campus for the summer
Main Campus
paul dolan
Paul
Dolan
Ph.D.
Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5785
Expertise
Experiment.
Courses Taught
Physis in everyday life
Research Interests
Granular Materials
Education

Ph.D. (physics), Dartmouth College, 1984.

A.B. (physics), Bowdoin College, 1978.

5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5785
Office Hours
on leave
Main Campus
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Sudha
Srinivas
Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5700
Expertise
Computational condensed matter physics. This involves modeling the physical and chemical properties of technological materials - from molecules and clusters (small aggregates of atoms) to solids.
Courses Taught
Quantum Mechanics, University Physics II
Research Interests
The goal of Dr. Srinivas's research is to understand, at a microscopic level, the origin of the properties that make these materials useful in present and future technologies. Among the current research projects underway are first-principles investigations of (i) the interactions of metal clusters with molecules - with the aim of understanding catalytic properties of certain metals; and (ii) physical and thermal properties of small metal clusters.
Education

Ph.D. (physics), State University of New York at Albany, 1995

M.S. (physics), The University of Poona (India), 1987

B.Sc. (physics), The University of Delhi, 1985

Selected Publications

1.         Retention and Student Success in STEM through a Mentoring Scholarship Program at an Urban HSI, S. Srinivas, P. H. Acioli, K Vogleonsger, N. Nicholson, J. Hibdon, N. Wrinkle, and D. Rutschman, Proceedings of the Eigth Annual Mentoring Institute Conference, editor N. Dominguez, pg. 1154-1157 (University of New Mexico, 2015).

2.         Silver and Gold mediated nucleobase bonding, P. H. Acioli and S. Srinivas, Journal of Molecular Modeling 20, 2391 (2014).

3.         Experiential Learning of Classical Mechanics Through Molecular Dynamics,  P. H. Acioli and S. Srinivas, Proceedings of the World Conference on Physics Education, Istanbul, Turkey, editor M. Taşar, p 385-396 (Pegem Akademi, 2013).

4.         An Exploration of the Potential Energy Surface of Ag7CO, P. H. Acioli, S. Burkland, and S. Srinivas, European Physical Journal D 66, 215 (2012).

5.         Density functional Theory study of Ag-Cluster/CO Interactions, P. H. Acioli, N. Ratanavade, M. R. Cline, and S. Srinivas, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Verlag (Heidelberg), Vol. 5545, 203 (2009).

6.         Atomistic Description of Electric Dipole Polarizability in SinHm, S. Srinivas, M. Yang, K. Jackson, and J. Jellinek, Comp. Meth. Sci. and Eng. 1108, 71 (2009).

7.         A Density-Functional Study of the Structure and Self-Organization in Spin Clusters, S. Srinivas and E. Torikai, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Vol. 310, 2390 (2007).

8.         Structure, Bonding and Magnetism in Manganese Clusters, P. Bobadova-Parvanova, K. A. Jackson, S. Srinivas and M. Horoi,  Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 122, 014310 (2005)

9.         First-principles investigations of the Structural and Electronic Properties of Small Beryllium Clusters, S. Srinivas and J. Jellinek, Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 121, 7243 (2004)           

10.       Emergence of antiferromagnetic ordering in Mn clusters, P. Bobadova-Parvanova, K. A. Jackson, S. Srinivas and M. Horoi, Phys. Rev. A 67, 61202 (2003)

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5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5700
Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M - F
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