The Dibble group investigates chemistry of the atmosphere, combustion, and irradiation, focusing on atmospheric chemistry. A current focus is atmospheric mercury, but we have long been involved in studying the reaction pathways of organic radicals in the lower atmosphere, in the context of formation of photochemical smog and the global oxidizing capacity of the atmosphere. We have active projects investigating the use of electron beams to generate commodity chemicals from CO2 and combustion chemistry of biofuels.
Our computational investigations are used predict the properties of compounds that might never have been seen in experiments. We also compute rate constants of individual reactions and model reaction systems of up to hundreds of compounds. Computations are carried out on local computers and NSF-supported High Performance Computing resources.
The Dibble group strives to carry out rigorous and transparent research to advance our knowledge of a variety of applied problems in chemistry. We try to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.