Department Chair

  • Daniel Moriarty
    Associate Professor Chemistry
    Morrell Science Center 219
    (518) 783-2472
    dmoriarty@siena.edu

Dr. George Barnes

Email: gbarnes@siena.edu

Research Group Webpage

Educational Background

B.S., Chemistry with Mathematics minor, 2003, University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV

Graduate Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, 2008, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry I
    • Chem 110 and associated lab
  • General Chemistry II
    • Chem 120 and associated lab
  • Physical Chemistry II
    • Chem 320

Research Interests

  • Reaction Dynamics and Theoretical Simulations
  • Peptide Fragmentation Driven by Proton Mobility
  • High Energy Surface Modification 

Recent Publications

 A * denoates an undergraduate co-author

1. George L. Barnes and Michael E. Kellman, "Visualizing the Zero Order Basis of the Spectroscopic Hamiltonian," J. Chem. Phys. J. Chem. Phys. 136, 024114 (2012)
2. George L. Barnes and Michael E. Kellman, "Effective Hamiltonian for Femtosecond Vibrational Dynamics," J. Chem. Phys., 135, 144113 (2011)
3. George L. Barnes, Kelsey Young,* Li Yang, and William L. Hase, "Fragmentation and Reactivity in Collisions of Protonated Diglycine with Chemically Modified Perfluorinated Alkylthiolate-Self-Assembled Monolayer Surfaces," J. Chem. Phys., 134, 094106 (2011).
Selected for the March 14, 2011 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology
4. George L. Barnes and Michael E. Kellman, "Detailed Analysis of Polyad-Breaking Spectroscopic Hamiltonians for Multiple Minima with Above Barrier Motion: Isomerization in HO2," J. Chem. Phys., 134, 074108, (2011)
5. George L. Barnes and Michael E. Kellman, "Communication: Effective Spectroscopic Hamiltonian for Multiple Minima with Above Barrier Motion: Isomerization in HO2," J. Chem. Phys., 133, 101105, (2010).
6. Yue Zhang, George L. Barnes, Tianying Yan, and William L. Hase, "Model Non-equilbrium Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Heat Transfer from a Hot Gold Surface to an Alkylthiol Self-Assembled Monolayer," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 12, 4435, (2010).
7. George L. Barnes and William L. Hase, "Energy Transfer, Unfolding, and Fragmentation Dynamics in Collisions of N-Protonated Octaglycine with a H-SAM," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 17185, (2009).
8. George L. Barnes and William L. Hase, "Transition State Analysis: Bent out of shape," Nature Chemistry 1, 103, (2009).
9. George L. Barnes and William L. Hase, "NH4+ + CH4 gas phase collisions as a possible analogue to protonated peptide/surface induced dissociation," J. Phys. Chem. A, 113, 7543, (2009).
10. George L. Barnes and Edwin L. Sibert, "The effects of asymmetric motions on the tunneling splittings in formic acid dimer," J. Chem. Phys., 129, 164317 (2008). 
11. George L. Barnes and Edwin L. Sibert, "Elucidating energy disposal pathways following excitation of the symmetric OH stretching band in formic acid dimer," Chem. Phys. Lett., 460, 42, (2008).
12. George L. Barnes and Edwin L. Sibert, "An equilibrium focused approach to calculating the Raman spectrum of the symmetric OH stretch in formic acid dimer," J. Mol. Spec., 249, 78, (2008). 
13. George L. Barnes, Shane M. Squires,* and Edwin L. Sibert, "Symmetric double proton tunneling in formic acid dimer: A diabatic basis approach," J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 595 (2008). 

 

Recent Oral Presentations

1. Sandia National Labs, Combustion Research Facility Seminar, May 2011
2. Humboldt State University, Physical Chemistry Seminar, April 2011
3.  "Hot Topic'" Talk at the Gaseous Ions Gordon Research Conference, March 2011
4. University of Nevada -- Reno, Physical Chemistry Seminar, Feburary 2011
5. Oakland University, Physical Chemistry Seminar, January 2011
6. Institute of Theoretical Science Seminar, November 2010
7. Portland Regional ACS Monthly Meeting Keynote Speaker, March 2010

 

 

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