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Graduate Student Research:

Highly motivated graduate students can inquire about research positions leading to an MSc or PhD degree. Students should have a strong motivation to do theoretical- and/or computational-based research. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of our investigations, students with various backgrounds can consider working in our lab. This includes graduate students from Physics, (Bio)Chemistry, Computer Science and Engneering. Some topics of research include:

1. Computational Physics:

  • Development of methods of computational quantum mechanics.
  • Density functional theory (DFT) of electronic structure.

2. Computational Biophysics & Biomolecular Physics:

  • Development of genetic algorithms.
  • Quantum Biochemistry.
  • Physical and molecular origins of carcinogenesis.

3. Computational Nanoscience:

  • Mesoscopic physics and molecular magnetism.
  • Computational spintronics.

Plese send letter of interest and short CV via e-mail to: 

Attn: Graduate Inquiry
Computational Biomolecular & Mesoscopic Physics Group 
Department of Physics and Astronomy 
Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907

E-mail: bionanophys@purdue.edu

News About Our Research:

New Building Blocks for Molecular Spintronics


Spin-dependent conduction properties have been predicted for a new class of molecular clusters.

The B3LYP-DD Methodology


Computation of intermolecular interaction energies via Kohn-Sham density functional theory

Geometric Structure and 57Fe Mössbauer Parameters of Antiferromagnetic Reaction Intermediate of MMOH


Prof. Rodriguez uses methods of computational quantum mechanics to investigate the biochemical function and structure of metal containing enzymes.

Spin-Orbit-Coupling Effects in (Bio)inorganic Complexes Studied with New Algorithm


Our research group has implemented an accurate computational methodology for predicting the effects of spin-orbit coupling.

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