Janda Lab

Kenneth C. Janda

Contact E-mail: kcjanda@uci.edu Phone: (949) 824-2613 (email)



Collaborators: Present and recent past

One of the best parts of a science career is to work with amazing people from around the world. Among our currently active collaborations are:

Kathy Marvin, Science Department Chair, Jeffrey Trail Middle School, Irvine, CA: Kathy is our contact and interface to the K-12 community. In addition to everything else she does, she works to help bring our research to life for students. For more information on her activities, click on the Outreach tab.

Rachel Martin, Associate Professor, UC Irvine: Martin is an expert in NMR experiments. http://www.probemonkey.com We are working together to use NMR to study the temperature dependent dynamics of water molecules in ice and hydrate lattices, and the guest molecule dynamics within the hydrate cages.

Craig Bieler and Lisa Lewis, Professors, Albion College: Our work together goes back many years as can be verified by the publication list. Currently, Bieler and Lewis are using UV-Vis spectroscopy to investigate the uptake of bromine, chlorine and bromine chloride by clathrate hydrate lattices.

Everly Fleischer, Emeritus Professor, UC Irvine: Fleischer is an expert on x-ray crystallography. We have recently collaborated on a theoretical prediction of which hydrate lattices will be stable for a wide variety of guest molecules. Relatively simple calculations 95% successful in predicting the correct structure.

Ramón Hernández-Lamoneda and Margarita I Bernal-Uruchurtu, Professors, Centro de Investigaciones Químicas, UAEM, Cuernavaca, Mor. 62210, México. Hernández and Bernal are each experts in different areas of electronic structure theory applied to molecular dynamics. We have published a number of papers together on the interactions between water and halogen molecules. We have also worked with Hernández on understanding the excited electronic states of noble gas-halogen dimers.

Nadine Halberstadt, Laboratoire de Physique Quantique, IRSAMC, Universite Paul Sabatier et CNRS, 118 Route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse, France: Another longstanding collaboration. We have published 28 papers together on a variety of problems, most recently in 2012. Inside joke: our joint h-factor is 19.

Octavio Roncero and Alberto Garcia Vela, Instituto de Matemáticas y Física Fundamental, C.S.I.C. Madrid, Spain: Again, numerous collaborative papers, mostly on the dynamics of noble gas-halogen van der Waals molecules.

Jesus Rubayo-Soneira, Departamento de Fisica General y Matemáticas, Instituto Superior de Tecnologîas y Ciencías Aplicadas, Habana, Cuba: We have several joint papers on the classical dynamics simulation of van der Waals molecule dissociation.