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Chair, Professor
Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
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.

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