I am a computational chemist with a wide variety of research interests. I was trained under the direction of Prof. Gregory S. Tschumper and have adopted the mantra of “getting the right answer for the right reason”. Consequently, I enjoy finding small molecule systems I can apply accurate, convergent quantum chemistry methods to. I get especially excited when common and relatively inexpensive methodologies (such as density functional approximations) give qualitatively incorrect results. I am also the faculty advisor to the Mississippi State Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS). We do lots of fun stuff.
PhD in Computational Chemistry, 2014
University of Mississippi
BS in Chemistry, 2009
University of North Florida