Paulo H. Acioli

Northeastern Illinois University, USA


Paulo H. Acioli was born in Chicago, USA. He graduated earning the M.S. degree in physics from the University of Brasília, Brazil, in 1988 and the Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. He joined the University of Brasília as an Assistant Professor in 1996, where his research focused in the application of quantum Monte Carlo methods to study the vibrational spectra of polyatomic molecules, the study of the dynamics of structural defects in conjugated polymers, and the use of neural networks and genetic algorithm to study different physical chemistry applications. From 2001 to 2005, he joined Argonne National Laboratory as a Visiting Scholar, where he focused his research on studying the insulator to metal (or half-metal) transition in clusters of metallic elements. In 2006, he joined Northeastern Illinois University, where he continues his research on metal cluster-ligand interactions and the computational determination of vibrational spectra of molecules with many degrees of freedom. He serves currently as an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics departments.

Biography Updated on 28 August 2011

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