Computational Chemistry Research

Computational Chemistry Research ​​​

Computational chemists use computers to solve chemical problems. Today’s amazing increase in computer capabilities makes it possible to accurately explore the structure and energetic of small molecules, and model the behavior of thousands of atoms to study how a molecule is influenced by a surface. This relatively new field of chemistry can be explored through the use of readily available software, by the creation of new software to implement novel algorithms, or by adapting existing software to exploit new computer hardware (an interesting new direction is the use of graphics processors in place of conventional CPU’s). 


Students can collaborate with Drs. Augspurger and Falcetta on several projects:​


Reactions and Potential Energy Surfaces of Organic Molecules


Structure and Spectroscopy of Oraganometallic Compounds​

​Electronic Structure of Catalytic Surfaces​


Properties of Ions and Ion-Molecule Complexes​

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Summer Research Projects

Take an in-depth look at recent Grove City College student and faculty scholarly work in the Hopeman School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics.​

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Minor in Chemistry

​​A minor in chemistry requires 24 hours of coursework. This includes a 16-credit hour chemistry core and eight credit hours of electives chosen from approved chemistry courses.

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After their sophomore and junior years, many students participate in summer internships at a broad spectrum of universities and industrial research laboratories.

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B.S. in Biochemistry

​The Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry prepares students for further training in health professions (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.), graduate work in the biomedical sciences or employment in the biotechnology sector.

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Recommended resources by the Department of Chemistry faculty at Grove City College

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