Julianne Gibbs-Davis

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Chemistry

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Chemistry
Email
julianne.gibbs@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7140
Address
E3-52A Chemistry Centre - East
11227 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G2

Overview

About

BA Arizona State University
PhD Northwestern University


Research

Molecular Recognition at Buried Solid/Liquid Interfaces

Many systems, from the cellular environment to biosensors and heterogeneous catalysis, involve noncovalent interactions between species in solution and those confined to a membrane or solid. Directly monitoring such binding events is difficult because few techniques are sensitive to interactions at an interface and are instead overwhelmed by the sea of molecules in the bulk. However, using surface specific nonlinear optical techniques such as second harmonic generation (SHG) and sum frequency generation (SFG), we can selectively observe interfacial binding allowing us to characterize the thermodynamic and kinetic parameters governing these processes without the use of bulky labels, in situ and in real time.


 

 

Courses

CHEM 105 - Introductory University Chemistry II

Rates of reactions, thermodynamics and equilibrium, electrochemistry, modern applications of chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 103. Note: Restricted to Engineering students only. Other students who take this course will receive *3.0.

Winter Term 2021
CHEM 479 - Molecular Kinetics

Rate laws for simple and complex reactions, reaction mechanisms, potential energy surfaces, molecular dynamics, theories of reaction rates, catalysis, with application to gas and liquid phase reactions, photochemical reactions in chemistry and biology, and enzyme catalysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 273 or CHEM 373; MATH 215, PHYS 230, and a 300-level Chemistry course.

Fall Term 2020
CHEM 579 - Molecular Kinetics

Rate laws: for simple and complex reactions, reaction mechanisms, potential energy surfaces, molecular dynamics, theories of reaction rates, catalysis, with application to gas and liquid phase reactions, photochemical reactions in chemistry and biology, and enzyme catalysis. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 479.

Fall Term 2020

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