MBLA Lecture: Satoshi Maeda
Mon, Oct. 17, 2016, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Taylor Auditorium
Host: David MacMillan
The geometry optimization has become a powerful tool to study mechanisms of chemical reactions theoretically. However, it requires some guesses about the mechanism. To study highly complicated multistep mechanisms and reactions for which few previous knowledge is available, fully automated methods that can find both expected and unexpected pathways have been desired. Dr. Maeda has worked on development of such theoretical approaches. His methods have been utilized in studies of a variety of chemical reactions for systematic understanding of their reaction mechanism, selectivity, optical response, etc.