EVANSECK RESEARCH GROUP



















Chemical BONDING and MECHANISM

Our research program is driven by significant problems in organic, biochemistry, and physical chemistry.  We have a full range of interests, starting with the development of fundamental ideas on the “coordinate covalent bond,” and how this information can be used to understand the fundamentals of Lewis acidity, organic reaction catalysis, organometallic structures, and the storage and reactions of hydrogen in ammonia boranes.  In the field of biochemistry, we investigate the energetics and mechanism of phosphoryl transfer reactions, and design new antimicrobial agents to fight the increasing risk of drug resistant bacterial and fungal infections.

         - Theory of Chemical Bonding
         - Theory of Lewis Acidity and Basicity
         - Hydrogen Storage and Surface Reactions
         - Transition Metals in Cyclopropanation Reactions
         - Bioenergetics of Phosphoryl Transfer
         - Antimicrobial Drug Design
         - Catalysis of Organic Reactions
         - Carboxyphosphate

                                                              2010

Joe Rosmus, Sai Pakkal, Norisica Charles, Sebastien Herbert, Chantel Delozier, Prof. Evanseck, Ted Rooney, Roman Becikca (missing Traci Clymer)