Karl Sohlberg, Ph.D

Theoretical and computational physical and materials chemistry

B.A. Chemistry, University of Vermont, 1985.
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Delaware, 1992.
Postdoctoral fellow, Brigham Young University, 1992 - 1996.
Postdoctoral fellow, The Johns Hopkins University, 1996.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities Postdoctoral Fellow, Oak Ridge National Lab, 1996-2000.
Joined Drexel faculty 2000.
DuPont Young Professor of Chemistry 2002.


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Philadelphia skyline from Sohlberg lab.
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Write to me at: sohlbergk@drexel.edu


       Selected Topics of Interest

I. Design Tools for Molecular Devices

- Sponsors: NSF-NER, NSF-CAREER, DuPont.
- Representative publications in my publication list:
37, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 52, 53, 56, 59, 67, 69, 70 
- Highlight

II. Atomic Scale Investigations of Complex Catalytic Materials

- Sponsors: USDoE-Energy efficiency and renewable energy program, NSF-GOALI.
- Representative publications in my publication list:
28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, 43, 51, 54, 57, 61, 65, 66  
- Highlight
- See also the Accelrys Inc. case study, "Hydrogen and the structure of gamma alumina."

III.  How to store the entire contents of the Library of Congress on a single disk.

- See also publications: 31 and 38 in my publication list 


IV. Teaching

- Are you teaching quantum mechanics? Do you tell your students 
  that perturbation theory can make the result worse?
  David Shreiner and I explain in publication #5 
- Here is an excellent web resource for teaching QM, from the
  Center for Computational Chemistry at The University of Georgia.
- Here is a very cool quaternion demonstrator from Stanford.
  Quaternions are used in rigid-body dynamics. See publication #21  and also,
  "Quaternion Dynamics for Dynamical Simulations in Computational Nanotechnology",



All proceedings are given in my publication list (PDF format).
Abstracts of American Physical Society meetings can be found here.
The Materials Research Society maintains an archive of meeting programs.
updated: Fri Oct 13 09:36:35 EDT 2006