VICTOR S. BATISTA, Yale University

Victor Batista is professor of chemistry and has served as director of undergraduate studies at Yale, 2008-2010, and as senior editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry since 2011. After receiving his B.Sc. degree in chemistry at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, he continued his studies at Boston University, UC Berkeley, and the University of Toronto. His research is concerned with the development of rigorous and practical methods for simulations of quantum processes in complex systems, and with applied studies of photochemical and electrochemical processes in:  proteins, semiconductor materials, aerosols, and catalysts for the chemical conversion of carbon dioxide and water.  His honors include the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, an Alfred P. Sloan fellowship, and co-chairmanship of the 2016 Vibrational Spectroscopy Gordon Research Conference.


SCHEDULE OF VISITS
 

September 25-26, 2017
     University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 

October 12-13, 2017
     University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY 

November 2-3, 2017
     Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

November 30-December 1, 2017
     University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

February 12-13, 2018
     University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

February 15-16, 2018
     Auburn University, Auburn, AL

March 15-16, 2018
     Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 

April 5-6, 2018
     University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


LECTURE TITLES

Converting Water into Fuel: Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis

From molecular diodes to molecular memristors for the digital technology 

Olfactory receptors: How our sense of smell starts at the molecular level
Love of learning is the guide of life.