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Joel Liebman

Joel
Contact Information
Office: MEYR 245
Phone: 410-455-2549

Professor

Ph.D. Princeton University 1970; M.S. Princeton University 1968; B.S. Brooklyn College 1967

Professional Interests

My research is interdisicplinary — it overlaps computational/theory, organic chemistry and physical/inorganic chemistry. It is international — I have coauthored papers with other researchers from over 20 countries. It is eclectic — it spans the periodic table as well as the gas and condensed phases. These studies involve the Interplay of molecular structure and energetics; chemical bonding theory; quantum chemistry and calorimetry; rules and regularities of chemical phenomena. We have investigated the energetics of neutrals and related ions; species stabilized by aromaticity and/or those destabilized by antiaromaticity and strained rings; compounds containing novel functionalities and their energetics. Not merely organic compounds, but also those of the nonmetals and metalloids, we have especially explored species containing fluorine, the noble gases and boron — we have generally been interested in exotic structures and corresponding energetics.

Selected Publications

Y.P. Ortíz, D.J. Klein and J.F. Liebman, “Paradigms and Paradoxes: Tetrahedral Units: Dodecahedral Super-structures,” Struct. Chem. 2018, 29, 78-96.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 28, 2017, Issues 1 and 2) and the Discipline,” Struct. Chem., 2018, 29, 942-955.

M. Ponikvar-Svet and J.F. Liebman, “Contemporary Use of Azophenolates and Related Species in the Determination of Metal Cations” in Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Metal Phenolates, Vol. 2 (ed. J. Zabicky), Wiley, Chichester, 2018, 484 – 405.

D.N. Zeiger, J. F. Liebman and M. Ponikvar-Svet. “Aspects Of The Energetics of Metal β-Diketonates and Their Derivatives,” in Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Metal Enolates, Vol. 2 (ed. J. Zabicky), Wiley, Chichester, 2018, 1 – 24.

V.L.S. Freitas, J R.B. Gomes, J.F. Liebman and M. D. M. Ribeiro Da Silva,, “Energetic and Reactivity Properties of 9,10-Dihydroacridine and Diphenylamine: A Comparative Overview”, J. Chem. Thermodynam., 2017, 115, 276-284.

I. Abramova, B. Rudshteyn, A. Greer and J.F. Liebman, “Computed Regioselectivity and Conjectured Biological Activity of Ene Reactions of Singlet Oxygen with the Prenylnatural Product Hyperforin?”, Photochem. Photobiol., 2017, 93, 626-631.

S.W. Slayden and J.F. Liebman, Aspects of the Chemical Energetics of Carbon-Aluminum Bonded Species, in Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Organoaluminum Compounds, (ed. L. Micouin, I. Marek and Z. Rappoport) Wiley, Chichester, 2017, 33 – 70.

K.F. Edwards and J.F. Liebman, “”Neil Bartlett: No Nobel for Noble Gases – Some Guesses Why” in The Posthumous Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Correcting the Errors and Oversights of the Nobel Prize Committee (Ed. E.T. Strom and V.V. Mainz) ACS Symposium Series, 2017, Vol. 1262, 261 – 281.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 27, 2016, Issues 5 and 6) and the Discipline,” Struct. Chem., 2017, 28, 1981-1988.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 27, 2016, Issues 3 and 4) and the Discipline,” Struct. Chem., 2017, 28, 1265-1273.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 27, 2016, Issues 1 and 2) and the Discipline,” Struct. Chem., 2017, 28, 889-99.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 26, 2015, Issue 5) and the Discipline,” Struct. Chem., 2017, 28, 879-87.

K.D. McDonald, E.O. Ojo and J.F. Liebman, “What are the Structures of the Octet Rule Obeying All-Carbon Species Cx (2 ≤ x ≤ 7 and Larger x): A Pedagogical, Mathematical and Pictorial Study”, in Sustainable Nanosystems: Development, Properties, and Applications (ed. M.V. Putz and M. C. Mirica) , IGI Global, Hershey, 2017, 1-45.

K.D. McDonald, E.O. Ojo and J.F. Liebman, “What are the Structures of the Octet Rule Obeying All-Carbon Species Cx (2 ≤ x ≤ 7 and Larger x): A Pedagogical, Mathematical and Pictorial Study”, in Sustainable Nanosystems: Development, Properties, and Applications (ed. M.V. Putz and M. C. Mirica) , IGI Global, Hershey, 2017, 1-45.

Á.Vegas, J.F. Liebman and H.D.B. Jenkins, “Unique Thermodynamic Relations for ΔfH⁰ and ΔfG⁰ for Crystalline Inorganic Salts. I. Predicting the Existence and Possible Synthesis of Na2SO2 and Na2SeO2 Addendum” Acta Cryst., 2016, B72, 927.

Y. Ortiz, D. Bhattachrya, D.J. Klein and J.F. Liebman, “Supermolecules’ Rev. Roum. Chim. 61, 2016, 269-276.

D.J.R. Duarte, M.S. Miranda, J.C.G. Esteves da Silva and J.F. Liebman, “Theoretical Characterization of the Chemical Bonds of Some Three-Membered Ring Compounds Through QTAIM Theory,” Struct. Chem., 2016, 27, 663-670.

M.S, Miranda, D.J.R. Duarte and J.F. Liebman, “What is the Enthalpy of Formation of Pyrazine-2-carboxylic Acid,” J. Chem. Thermodynam., 2016, 97, 261-263.

C.A. Deakyne, A.M. Abele and J.F. Liebman, “Bond Dissociation Enthalpy Ratios Involving Pentaatomic 16-Valence Electron Anions,” Intl. J. Chem. Model., 2016, 8, 293-304.

C.A. Deakyne, K.F. Edwards, M. Ponikvar-Svet, H.A. Bent and J F. Liebman, “The Existence of Argon Difluoride: Is There Any Reason for Optimism?” Intl. J. Chem. Model., 2016, 8, 257-64.

B.R. Duncan and J.F. Liebman, “Inhaled Anesthetic Potency Results from Charge Delocalization and Stability of a Charge Transfer Complex at an Electron-Transfer Site in Microtubules: A Unitary Theory of General Anesthesia,” Intl. J. Chem. Model, 2016, 8, 199-243.

J.F. Liebman and L.C. Allen, “Finding Patterns in the Periodic Table: Summing Configuration Energies,” Intl. J. Chem. Model, 2016, 8, 43-7.

D.J.R. Duarte, M.S. Miranda, J.C.G. Esteves da Silva and J. F. Liebman, “A Theoretical Study of the Strong Interactions between Carbon Dioxide and OH and NH2*: Products Resulting from Protonation of 1,2-Dioxirane-3-one and 1,2-Oxaziridine-3-one Respectively,” Struct. Chem. 2016, 27, 1743-1751.

V.L.S. Freitas, M.D.M.C. Ribeiro da Silva and J.F. Liebman, “The Enthalpy of Formation of the Isomeric 2,3- and 2,5-Dihydrofuran,” J. Chem. Thermodynam., 2016, 97, 135-136.

M. Ponikvar-Svet and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 26, 2015, Issues 3 and 4) and the Discipline,” Struct. Chem., 2016, 27, 1869-1678.

M. Ponikvar-Svet and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 26, 2015, Issues 3 and 4) and the Discipline,” Struct. Chem., 2016, 27, 1017-1026.

C.A. Deakyne and J.F. Liebman (coeditors), special issue of International Journal of Chemical Modeling, 2016, 8.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger and J.F. Liebman, “Which Halogen is the Strongest Oxidant? A Study with Systematics and Surprises,” Struct. Chem., 2015, 26, 1621-1628.

M.S. Miranda, D.J.R. Duarte, J.C.G. Esteves da Silva and J.F. Liebman, “Protonated Heterocyclic Derivatives of Cyclopropane and Cyclopropanone: Classical Species, Alternate Sites and Ring Fragmentation,” Canad. J. Chem., 2015, 93, 708-714.

M. Ponikvar-Svet and J.F. Liebman, “Some Systematics and Surprises in the Energetics and Structural Preferences of ‘Few-Boron Species’ and Related Compounds with Carbon and Nitrogen,” New Front. Chem., 2015, 24, 27-36.

M.S. Miranda, P.J.O. Ferreira, J.C.G. Esteves da Silva and J.F. Liebman, “Three-Membered Ring Amides: A Calculational and Conceptual Study of the Structure and Energetics of 1,2-Oxaziridine-3-one and Aziridine-2,3-dione,” Canad. J. Chem., 2015, 93, 406-413.

M.S. Miranda, J.C.G. Esteves da Silva and J.F. Liebman, “Gas-phase Thermochemical Properties of Some Tri-substituted Phenols: A Density Functional Theory Study,” J. Chem. Thermodyn., 2015, 80, 65-72.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 25, 2014, Issues 3 and 4) and the Discipline,” Struct. Chem., 2015, 26, 887–898.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 25, 2014, Issues 1 and 2) and the Discipline,” Struct. Chem., 2015, 26, 623-635.

M.J.S. Monte, A.R.R.P. Almeida and J.F. Liebman, “Prediction of Enthalpy and Standard Gibbs Energy of Vaporization of Haloaromatics from Atomic Properties,” Chemosphere, 2015, 138, 478-485.

A. Fattahi, J.F. Liebman, M.S. Miranda, V.M.F. Morais, M.A.R. Matos, L. Lis and S.R. Kass, “Indenone and Cyclopentadienone Energetics via Mass Spectrometry and Computations; Are These Species Antiaromatic or ‘Merely’ Nonaromatic?,” Intl. J. Mass Spectrom. 2015, 378, 175-179.

M.S. Miranda, J.S. Chickos, J.C.G. Esteves da Silva and J.F. Liebman, “Feeling and Investigating Blue: On the Enthalpy of Formation of Indigo,” J. Chem. Thermodynam. 2014, 73, 69-75.

Dávalos JZ, Herrero R, Costa JC, Santos LM, Liebman JF. Energetic and structural study of bisphenols. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 2014,;118:3705-9.

C.M. Mayhan, H. Kumari, E.M. McClure, J.F. Liebman and C.A. Deakyne, “Gas-phase Basicity of Hydroxyquinol: A Computational Study,” J. Chem. Thermodyn., 2014, 73, 171-7.

R. Notario, J.S. Chickos and J.F. Liebman, “The Enthalpy of Formation of Selenocysteine: A G3 and G4 Quantum Chemical Study,” J. Chem. Thermodyn., 2014, 73, 134-9.

B. Rudshteyn, A. Castillo, A.A. Ghogare, J.F. Liebman and A. Greer, “Theoretical Study of the Reaction Fomalhydrazone with Singlet Oxygen. Fragmentation of the C=N Bond, Ene Reaction and Other Processes,” Photochem. Photobiol., 2014, 90, 431-8.

H.M. Perks and J.F. Liebman, “Aurocarbons: Binary Gold Carbides, Binary Carbon Aurides and Their Derivatives” in Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Organogold Compounds, Wiley, Chichester, (ed. Z. Rappoport, J.F. Liebman and I. Marek), 2014, 31-40.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger, L.R. Keating and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 24, 2013, Issues 5 and 6) and the Discipline,” Struc. Chem., 2014, 25, 1881 – 1894.

A. Greer, A.T. Balaban and J.F. Liebman, “Consequences of Spin and Strength in the Chemistry of Oxygen and its Compounds” in Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Peroxides, 2014, Vol. 3, Wiley, Chichester, (ed. A. Greer and J.F. Liebman) 1-20.

A.T. Balaban, A. Greer and J.F. Liebman, “Aromaticity and Conjugation in 1,2-Benzoquinone Valence Isomers and Congeners” in Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry (ed. A.R. Katritzky, Elsevier), 2014, 113, 111-142.

J.F. Liebman, “Isidor Fankuchen (1904–1964): More than Memories of a Master Measurer of Molecules and Materials,” Struct. Chem., 2014, 25, 1593-1595.

J.F. Liebman and S.W. Slayden, “The Thermochemistry and Energetics of Organoiron Compounds in Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Organoiron Compounds, Wiley, Chichester, (ed. Z. Rappoport and I. Marek), 2014, 45-64.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger, L.R. Keating and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 24, 2013, Issues 3 and 4) and the Discipline,” Struc. Chem., 2014, 25, 1581 – 1592.

S.W. Slayden and J.F. Liebman, “The Experimental Thermochemistry of Metal Phenolates,” in Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Metal Phenolates” (ed. J. Zabicky), Wiley, Chichester, 2014, 91-130.

J.A. Martinho Simões, J.F. Liebman and M.J.S. Monte, “The Life and Career of Manuel Ribeiro da Silva,” J. Chem. Thermodyn., 2014, 73, 1-2.

Z. Rappoport, J.F. Liebman and I. Marek, “Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Organogold Compounds”, Wiley, Chichester, 2014.

A.Greer and J.F. Liebman, “Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Peroxides”, Vol. 3, Wiley, Chichester, 2014.

R.D. Weir, J.A. Martinho Simões, J.F. Liebman and M.J.S. Monte, special issue of “the Journal of Chemical Thermodyamics”, 73, 2014.

J.F. Liebman, J.S. Chickos and R. Notario, special issue of “Structural Chemistry” in honor of Maria Victoria Roux, 24, 2013.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, A.T. Thomas, B.J. Dobson, B.M. Henegar, M.W. Brewster, N.K. Neerchal, and J.F. Liebman, “Liner Model for Estimating the Entropy of Formation of Aqueous Anions,” Struct. Chem. 2013, 24, 2069-2082.

J.E. Bartmess and J. Liebman, “Pushing and Pulling Electrons: The Effect on the Heat of Formation of Trifluoromethyl Compounds,” Struct. Chem. 24, 2035 – 2045, 2013.
K.F. Edwards, J.C. Williams and J.F. Liebman, “Organizing Principles and Gaps in the Periodic Table: Do We Find Manifestations of Convenience, Anthropocentrism, or Folksonomy?,” Intl. J. Chem. Model., 4, 391 – 404, 2013.

J.Z. Dávalos, P. Jiménez, M.V. Roux, M.T. Molina, T. Filipova, E. Lewars and J.F. Liebman, “Thermochemical and Structural Properties of Anthraquinones,” Struct. Chem., 24, 2027 – 2034 (2013).
M.S. Miranda, J.C.G. Esteves da Silva, C. Hon, S.J. McKerrall and J.F. Liebman, “The Structure and Energetics of Pyrrolidinones, Tetrahydrofuranones, Piperidinones and Tetrahydropyranones: A Computational Study,” Struct. Chem., 24, 1829-1839 (2013).

R. Notario, T.M. Klapötke and J.F. Liebman, “The Gas Phase Enthalpies of Formation of Hydrazine, its Methylated Derivatives, and the Corresponding Values for Ammonia and its Methylated Derivatives,” Struct. Chem., 2013, 24, 1817-1819.

S. Perisanuu, I. Contineanu, A. Neascsu, N.P. Rath, J.S. Chickos, R. Notario, and J.F. Liebman, “Thermochemical and Structural Study of a Dibenzocycloheptane Cyanoenamine” Strcut. Chem. 2013, 24, 1975-1980.

J.F. Liebman, J.S. Chickos and R. Notario, “Introduction: Maria Victoria Roux:, Calorimetrist, Colleague, Friend,” Struct. Chem., 2013, 24, 1785 – 1787.

E. Lewars and J.F. Liebman, “What is the Enthalpy of Formation and Stabilization Energy of Acrolein?” Struc. Chem., 2013, 24, 741-744.

M. Maatallah, M. Guo, D. Cherqaoui, A. Jarid and J.F. Liebman, “Aluminium Clusters for Molecular Hydrogen Storage and the Corresponding Alanes as Fuel Alternatives: A Structural and Energetic Analysis,” Intl. J. Hydrog. Energ., 2013, 38, 5758-5767.

Á. Vegas, R. Notario, E. Chamorro, P. Perez and J.F. Liebman, “Isoelectronic and Isolobal O, CH2, CH3+ and BH3 as Electron Pairs. Similarities between Molecular and Solid State Chemistry,” Acta Cryst. B. 2013, 69, 163-175.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger, L.R. Keating and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 24, 2013, Issues 1 and 2) and the Discipline,” Struc. Chem., 2013, 24, 2101-2114.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger, L.R. Keating and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 23, 2013, Issues 4-6) and the Discipline,” Struc. Chem., 2013, 24, 1759-1779.

M.S. Miranda, J.C.G. Esteves da Silva, A. Castillo, A.T. Frank, A. Greer, J.A. Brown, B.C. Davis and J.F. Liebman, “Amino, Ammonio and Aminioethenes: A Theoretical Study of their Structure and Energetics,” J. Phys. Org. Chem., 2013, 26, 613-625.

K.F. Edwards, S. Perişanu and J.F. Liebman, “The Aromaticity of Benzene and the Lack of Aromaticity of Cyclooctatetraene: Is Our Calorimetric Perspective a Manifestation of Convenience, Anthropocentrism, or Folksonomy?,” Intl. J. Chem. Model., 2013, 5, 51 – 65.

R. Notario, V. Emel´yanenko, M.V. Roux, F. Ros, S.P. Verevkin, J.S. Chickos and J.F. Liebman, “Thermochemistry of Uracils. Experimental and Computational Enthalpies of Formation of 5,6-Dimethyl-, 1,3,5-Trimethyl-, and 1,3,5,6-Tetramethyluracils,” J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, 117, 244-251.

K.F. Edwards, E. Lewars, and J.F. Liebman, “On the Existence and Energetics of o- and p- Benzoquinonee and Their Derivatives: Additional Understanding from the Vantage Point of the Conceputal Trichotomy of Conveniences, Anthropocentrism, and Folksonomy,” Intl. J. Chem. Model., 2013, 5. 327-334.

Maja Ponikvar-Sver, Kathleen F. Edwards, Joel F. Liebman. “An Overview of the Understanding of Ions Containing Solely Fluorine Atoms,” Acta Chim Slovenica, 2013, 60, 471-483.

S.P. Verevkin, V.N. Emel’yanenko, M.V. Roux, R. Notario, J.S. Chickos, J.F. Liebman, “Rediscovering the Wheel. Thermochemical Analysis of Energetics of the Aromatic Diazines,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 3454 -3459.

R. Notario, M, Temprado, M.V, Roux and J.F. Liebman, “Substituent Effects on the Thermochemistry of Thiophenes, A Theoretical (G3(MP2)//B3LYP and G3) Study,” J. Phys. Chem. A. 2012, 116, 4363-4370.

A.Vegas, J.F. Liebman and H.D.B. Jenkins, “Unique Thermodynamic Relations for AFHD and AGO for Crystalline Inorganic Salts. I. Predicting the Existence and possible Synthesis of Na2SO2 and Na2SeO2,” Acta Cryst. 2012, B68, 511-527.

M.V. Roux, R. Notario, M. Segura, J.S. Chickos and J.F. Liebman, “The Enthalpy of Formation of Methionine Revisited,” J. Phys. Org. Chem., 2012, 25, 916-– 924.

M.S. Miranda, M.A.R. Matos, V.M.F. Morais and J.F. Liebman, “Paradigms and Paradoxes: En Route to the Understanding of the Aromaticity of ‘Iso-Species’ Isobenzofuran, Anthranil, Benzofurazan and 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole,” Struct. Chem. 2012, 23, 1241 – 1243.

M. Maatallah, D. Cherqaoui, A. Jarid and J.F. Liebman, “Large Gallanes and the PSEPT Theory: A Theoretical Study of GanHn+2 Clusters (n=7-9),” J. Mol. Model., 2012, 18, 3321-– 3328.

A. Kyembe, E. Lewars and J.F. Liebman, “The Quinones of Bicyclo[3.1.0]hexatriene: A Computational Study of Their Chemistry and Thermochemistry,” J. Chem. Thermodyn., 2012, 52, 43 – 56.

M.S. Miranda, M.A.R. Matos, V.M.F. Morais and J.F. Liebman, “2,1,3-benzothiadiazole: Study of Its Structure, Energetics and Aromaticity,” J. Chem. Thermodyn., 2012, 50, 30-36.

J. Morgan, A. Greenberg and J.F. Liebman, “Paradigms and Paradoxes: O- and N-Protonated Amides, Stabilization Energy and Resonance Energy,” Struct. Chem., 2012, 23, 197-199.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger, L.R. Keating and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 23, 2012, Issues 1–3) and the Discipline,” Struct. Chem., 2012, 23, 2019 – 2037.

M. Ponikvar-Svet and J.F. Liebman, “Aspects of the Chemistry of Species with Carbon-Polonium Bonds,” in Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Organic Selenium and Organic Tellurium Compounds Vol. 3, (ed. Z. Rappoport), Wiley, Chichester, 2012, 1359-1369.

J.F. Liebman and S.W. Slayden, “Thermochemistry of Organoselenium and Organotellurium Compounds,” in Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Organic Selenium and Organic Tellurium Compounds Vol. 3, (ed. Z. Rappoport), Wiley, Chichester, 2012, 139 – 165.

M. Ponikvar-Svet, D.N. Zeiger and J.F. Liebman, “Interplay of Thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the Journal (Volume 22, 2011, Issues 4–6) and the Discipline,” Struct. Chem., 2012, 23, 1267 – 1280.

Liebman Books and Special Volumes
C.A. Deakyne and J.F. Liebman (coeditors), special issue of International Journal of Chemical Modeling, 2016, in dedication and memory of Henry A. Bent.

C.A. Deakyne and J.F. Liebman (coeditors), special issue of International Journal of Chemical Modeling, 2016, in dedication and memory of Leland C. Allen.

Z. Rappoport, J.F. Liebman and I. Marek, “Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Organogold Compounds”, 2014, Wiley, Chichester, UK.

A.Greer and J.F. Liebman, “Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Peroxides”, 2014, Vol. 3, Wiley, Chichester, UK.

R.D. Weir, J.A. Martinho Simões, J.F. Liebman and M.J.S. Monte, special issue of “the Journal of Chemical Thermodyamics”, 2014, 73 , in honor and memory of Manuel A.V. Ribeiro da Silva.

J.F. Liebman, J.S. Chickos and R. Notario, special issue of “Structural Chemistry”, 2013, 24, in honor of Maria Victoria Roux).

 Honors and Awards

Presidential Research Professor at UMBC, 2006-2009

American Chemical Society – Slovenian Chemical Society International Activities Travel Award Associate, 2004

Regents’ Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity- University System of Maryland, 2002

Maryland Chemist of the Year- Maryland Section, American Chemical Society, 1998

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 100: The Chemical World
  • CHEM 101: Principles of Chemistry I
    I have very often been the instructor in charge of the recitation for the honors sections of this course.
  • CHEM 102: Principles of Chemistry II
    I have very often been the instructor in charge of the recitation for the honors section of this course.
  • CHEM 302: Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 399: Tutorial Projects in Chemistry
  • CHEM 499: Undergraduate Research
  • CHEM 410: Quantum Chemistry
    This course, colisted with CHEM 610 (Special Topics in P Chem), has mostly dealt with chemical bonding theory, not solving equations.
  • FYS 103B Paradigms & Paradoxes