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Josh Layfield

Assistant Professor
Degree
B.S. Davidson College
Ph.D. Virginia Tech.
Office
OWS 465
Phone
651-962-5577
Fax
651-962-5209
Mail
OSS 402

Professional Interests

Research in the Layfield group will focus on using computational techniques to investigate the chemistry that occurs at chemical interfaces.  Students in my lab will be trained to calculate the detailed electronic structure of individual molecules as well the chemical dynamics of up to thousands of atoms at mesoscopic surfaces.  Classical molecular dynamics trajectories combined with quantum mechanical calculations will be used to predict the chemical environment of functionalized organic surfaces used as protein models.  These predictions will be used to inform and guide the work of experimental collaborators and provide atomistic insight into their experiments.  Additional projects will include studying the structure and dynamics of liquid-liquid interfaces that are ubiquitous in organic synthetic methods and the dissociation of biomolecules upon collision with surfaces to study protein assembly and aggregation in the cell. 

 

Any students that are interested in working this research group, contact Dr. Layfield.

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CHEM 111 - 04 General Chemistry I M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OWS 150

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OWS 150

Course Registration Number:

40488 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Joshua P. Layfield

This course, together with CHEM 112, provides a two- semester introduction to chemistry. Topics include atomic structure, molecular structure, chemical bonding, the periodic table, states of matter, reaction types, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, intermolecular forces, and properties of the common elements and their ions in aqueous solution. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: Math placement at 108 or above, and completion of CHEM 110 or placement at or above CHEM 111 NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 111 may not receive credit for CHEM 100, 101, 109 or 115. NOTE: Students registering for lecture CHEM 111 04 must also register for lab 63, 64, or 65.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CHEM 331 - 52 Chem. Thermo./React./Lab - T - R - - - 1330 - 1630 OWS 469

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1630

Location:

OWS 469

Course Registration Number:

40565 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Joshua P. Layfield

Physical chemical introduction to the fundamentals of kinetic-molecular theory, statistical thermodynamics, classical thermodynamics, and chemical reaction dynamics. Emphasis on the in-depth study of chemical reaction equilibria, phase equilibria, and chemical reaction kinetics in gaseous, liquid and solid systems. Laboratory work involves modern computational methods in physical chemistry, as well as physicochemical measurements related to thermodynamics and reaction dynamics. Lecture plus six laboratory hours per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 202, MATH 114 and PHYS 111

Schedule Details

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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