Dennis Lichtenberger


Degrees and Appointments 

  • B.S. 1969, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Ph.D. 1974, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Postdoctoral 1974-1976, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Specialties: Chemical Reaction Dynamics/Kinetics/Interactions​, Energy Science, Instrument Development, Spectroscopy/Molecular Structure, Surface and Solid State, Synthesis/Synthetic Methods Development, Theory, Modeling, and Simulation

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Research Description

This research program is exploring and developing new areas of chemical reactivity and catalysis by controlling the movement of electrons. An obvious example is electrocatalysis, which is a central theme of our studies, but in a broader sense all chemical behavior may be viewed as the movement of electrons. This includes the oxidation and reduction processes of metalloenzymes in biology, the selective making and breaking of bonds in industrial catalysis, the transport of electrons in molecular wires, and the interactions of molecules with light. Read More.