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Laura Sremaniak

Teaching Professor

American Association of University Women, Dissertation Fellow

Cox Hall 604D

919-515-2937

Research Description

Fundamental studies of surface and interfacial phenomena are important to the understanding of the properties of materials and of catalytic processes. The major focus of our research program is the development and application of theoretical methods to determine the structure and reactivity of molecules adsorbed on solid surfaces with emphasis on electronic materials and heterogeneous catalysis. The structure of adsorbed molecules, dissociative chemisorption and surface reactions of coadsorbed species on metals and semiconductor surfaces are treated using first-principles theory.

Education

B.S., Chemistry, University of South Carolina (1991)
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1996)