We're moving to Bldg 66!

Our much awaited move has finally begun. The furniture came in to our new student offices on the 2nd floor of Bldg 66. Bldg 66 is that wacky IM Pei-designed 30-60-90 triangle of a building. Our very own resident photographer (Niladri) has taken wonderful photos of the work in progress. Check it out by clicking on this blog entry!

Holiday 2014 potluck

Check out the dishes everyone prepared for our holiday potluck! 

Welcome to Helena and Qing

The Kulik group welcomes new first year graduate students Helena Qi (Chemistry, Joined November 2014) and Qing Zhao (Mechanical engineering, joined September 2014)!  Qing works on our NSF-funded research in understanding quantum dot synthesis. Helena is getting her feet wet on understanding unusual lignin depolymerization pathways.

Brendan Mar visits from California!

We had a fun visit with Brendan Mar who works with us remotely from California. On Thursday we did a mega group meeting where each person gave talks for 10-20 minutes.  Tim (pictured) taught us babel and the greek alphabet - did you know "beta" is pronounced "vita"?  Natasha taught us number theory. Niladri taught a little bit of organic chemistry, and Brendan explained some things about mechanochemistry.  

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About Us

The Kulik group focuses on the development and application of new electronic structure methods and atomistic simulations tools in the broad area of catalysis.

Our Interests

We are interested in transition metal chemistry, with applications from biological systems (i.e. enzymes) to nonbiological applications in surface science and molecular catalysis.

Our Focus

A key focus of our group is to understand mechanistic features of complex catalysts and to facilitate and develop tools for computationally driven design.

Contact Us

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