Patrick J. Dwyer
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Patrick Dwyer graduated from Temple University with a BS in chemistry in 2009 and a PhD in physical chemistry from Seton Hall University in January 2016. His PhD research focused on quantum mechanical calculations on novel sensitizers to be employed in state-of-the-art dye-sensitized solar cells.
The rapid growth of computing power experienced over the last few decades has greatly improved the ability to calculate properties of molecular systems, using only the fundamental physics that govern them. Calculation of molecular geometry and the corresponding electronic structure allow for an accurate description of the thermodynamics of chemical reactions. His general research interests lie in formulating physical models to predict and explain experimentally observed phenomenon across various aspects of chemistry.