299.002Independent Honor Study In Chemistry
499.002Independent Research For The Master's Thesis
362.001Physical Chemistry II
363.001Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
290.002Research in Chemistry
490.002Research In Chemistry
Surface Chemistry and Characterization
Research in the Chilukuri lab involves studying molecular self-assembly and chemistry on ordered surfaces using experimental characterization and computational modeling. The projects are focused on investigating molecular interactions between adsorbate-adsorbate, adsorbate-substrate and harnessing them toward tunable molecular assembly. We also study surface supported metal-ligand coordination chemistry at the single molecule level. Additionally, we are interested in studying kinetics and thermodynamics of surface supported molecular assembly and reactions. Research involves experimental characterization with techniques like scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and spectroscopy in variable environments. All experiments are performed in conjunction with multiscale modeling using quantum mechanical and molecular dynamics methodology.