Carlos M. Torres Díaz

 

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Chemistry Undergraduate Program Professor
e-mail: carlos.torres39@upr.edu
office: CN-100
office extension: 88498

Research Interests
-Education
-Physical Chemistry
-Computational Modeling

Research
Using post ab initio electronic structure theory to study the non-covalent binding forces between six member heteronuclear molecules:
By means of post ab initio theory and advanced basis sets, interaction energies, distances and potential energy curves were obtained for dimers and trimers of these molecules.

Improving and creation experimental experiences for the Physical Chemistry Laboratory:
Transformation of the classical laboratory experiences to an educational environment in which the student, in an active way, deeply enhance the mastery of concepts behind experimentation using inquiry based learning. This include: concept visualization by means of computational modeling calculating physical properties through quantum chemistry theory, mathematical modeling using animated graphs for kinetics problems, use of educational approaches where the student empowers of his learning process, and the incorporation of new lab experiences related to the field of material sciences and nanotechnology.