Molecules have a rich diversity of physical properties and reactivities depending on their environment — leading to plenty of exciting problems and opportunities. In the Ribeiro Group, we develop computational methods to investigate how molecules behave in nanoengineered environments with exotic optical, electrical, magnetic, and thermal properties. We study strategies to control molecular dynamics on multiple scales and aim to guide future experiments and technologies by providing predictions of new systems and chemical phenomena to be observed.
We are excited about simulating molecular materials in nano and mesoscopic environments to reveal new opportunities for the control of energy and charge flow with applications in new catalysis, energy conversion, and optoelectronic technologies. Interested? Go check our research page!
Raphael F. Ribeiro’s work focuses on simulating photochemistry and chemical dynamics in nano and mesoscopic materials. His research includes the development and application of theories for the investigation of systems with a large number of molecules interacting with nano or microstructures such as photonic materials, metal nanoparticles, polar insulator surfaces, and topological insulators. Raphael received his Bs.C. from the Federal University of São Carlos in Brazil, his M.S. from the University of Minnesota, and his Ph.D. from UCIrvine. Prior to becoming an Assistant Professor at Emory, Raphael was a post-doctoral fellow at UC San Diego. His work has been recognized with the Young Investigator Award from the ACS Physical Chemistry Division.
Raphael joined the Emory University Department of Chemistry as an Assistant Professor in July 2020. At Emory, he looks forward to building a diverse group with students excited about exploring diverse theoretical and computational strategies to solving problems on the interface of chemistry, condensed-matter physics, and materials science. This Fall, he will teach the graduate-level course CHEM 536 Advanced Physical Chemistry V (Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Simulation).