Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry and Physics
Eberly Distinguished Chair in Science
College of Agricultural Sciences
Phone number(s): 
(814) 865-7242
Office Address: 
309 Chemistry Building
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Smart Energy Systems
Research Summary: 

Engaged in studies to bridge the gas and condensed phase through investigation of the dynamics of formation, the laser photophysics and spectroscopy, and the reactions and bonding of gas-phase clusters. He is particularly interested in exploring the properties of matter of finite dimension, elucidating through cluster research: solvation phenomena and its influence on reactivity, the dynamics of reactions in systems of restricted size using ultrafast laser techniques, the physical basis for catalysis and surface phenomena at the molecular level; and investigating the unique characteristics of clusters as building blocks to cluster assembled nanoscale materials.