EES' Fall 2018 Speaker Series Opens with Dr. James Kirkpatrick

  • Aug 24, 2018

EES opens the Fall 2018 Ditinguished Speaker Series with our own Dr. James Kirkpatrick, Professor and former Dean of the College of Natural Science.

“NMR Spectroscopy and Computational Molecular Modeling of Mineral-Fluid Interactions”

Many chemical reactions in the earth’s near surface environment take place at mineral-fluid interfaces. Such reactions are difficult to study at the molecular level. The combination of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and computational molecular modeling such a molecular dynamics (MD) provides unique insight into processes at mineral-fluid interfaces and in nano-confinement in clay interlayers. This talk will briefly review NMR and computational molecular modeling and then discuss applications to the interactions involving mineral surfaces, dissolved species and natural organic matter; and to geological C-sequestration and enhanced petroleum production. 

Research in the Kirkpatrick laboratory focuses on understanding the structure, dynamics and energetics of materials of importance in geochemistry and in materials applications.

Join us to kick off the new season of our Distinguished Speaker Series on Friday August 31, 2018 at 12:30 PM in Room 204, Natural Science Building on the East Lansing Campus.