Welcome to the Caroline Chick Jarrold Group Website!
Many research projects in the Caroline Chick Jarrold Group are motivated by problems associated with energy and the environment.
We have projects geared toward four classes of systems
- Design and optimization of heterogeneous catalysts with lower operating temperatures (and therefore, lower energy consumption) in common catalytic applications, or for photocatalytic fuel production from water or CO2.
- Atmospheric reaction complexes involving oxidation of volatile organic compounds.
- Exploring exotic electronic structures that arise in homo- and heteronuclear lanthanide complexes, with their interesting strong electron-neutral interactions.
- Hyperthermal decomposition of graphene based electrode materials.
Our research “toolbox” includes gas-phase reactivity studies using high-pressure, fast flow reactors, mass spectrometry, anion spectroscopy (anion photoelectron spectroscopy and resonant two-photon detachment spectroscopy) and density functional theory calculations, in close collaboration with theorists Krishnan Raghavachari, Srini Iyengar, Hrant Hratchian (UC Merced) and Thomas Sommerfeld (SELU).