Research Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Box 92-6, CLSL
600 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

davidewoon AT gmail com
dewoon AT illinois edu

PhD in Physics/Metallurgical Engineering,
Michigan Technological University, 1989

  bond formation behavior in small molecules
  reaction surfaces
  intermolecular complexes, including reactions in clusters
  condensed phase and heterogeneous reaction modeling
  spectroscopic properties of small molecules (ground and excited electronic states)
  Computational Astrochemistry
  NASA Emerging Worlds Program - studies of compound properties and chemical reactions in protoplanetary disks, including ice-bound and gas-grain reactions, condensed media spectroscopic properties, and photolysis and photoionization in ices (ongoing)
  NASA Planetary Atmospheres Program - studies of sulfur and sulfur/chlorine compounds and their reactions in the atmosphere of Venus, in collaboration with Prof. Eric Herbst (completed)
  Studies of Hypervalent Bonding - recoupled pair bonding in p-block elements and its influence on structure, spectra, and reactivity (projects with Thom H. Dunning, Jr.)
  Education - completed NSF-funded project to develop a module on atoms, molecules, and bonding for General Chemistry
CV Astrochemistry
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