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Undergraduate Research:

Highly motivated undergraduate students can inquire about research opportunities in our group. Some topics of research include:

  • Development of methods for computational quantum mechanics
  • Computational biophysics
  • Computational quantum biochemistry
  • Computational nanoscience

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of our work, students of diverse backgrounds can take part in research projects. This includes students that major in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, computer science, electrical engineering and chemical engineering.Typically, undergraduate students will carry out introductory-level research that uses the skills of their own majors in combination with specialized software.   

Opportunities for Computer Science (CS) Majors:

Computer science (CS) students are invited to participate in projects related to the implementation, debugging and parallelization of software used for scientific computation. CS majors with experience in fortran, c/c++ and/or linux system administration can inquire about opportunities in our laboratory. Generally, a minimum of junior-level standing in computer science is required. 


Please send short letter and updated CV via e-mail to:  

Attn: Undergraduate 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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