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Lionel Raff

Dr. Lionel Raff

Emeritus Regents Professor

 Retired May 2018



  • B.S., 1956, University of Oklahoma
  • M.S., 1957, University of Oklahoma
  • Ph.D., 1962, University of Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointments:

  • Research Associate, 1962-63, University of Illinois
  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 1963-64, Columbia University

Research Interests:

  • Theoretical studies of reaction dynamics and mechanisms on ab initio potential energy surfaces
  • Quantum mechanical energy level calculations
  • Theoretical studies using neural networks; theoretical investigations of gas-solid interactions, gas-phase energy transfer
  • Matrix isolation chemistry, molecular dynamics simulations of machining, grinding, scratching and indentation


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