Assistant Professor of Chemistry
- (207) 859-5768
- [email protected]
- Keyes Science Building
5768 Mayflower Hill Waterville, Maine 04901-8853
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Lindsey received her B.A. in Chemistry from Carleton College and her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Northwestern University. At Northwestern she used computational chemistry to study the electronic structure and light absorption of silver nanoclusters and organic molecules bound to the surface. As a postdoc at the University of Washington, she studied anharmonic vibrations in weakly interacting molecular systems such as protonated water clusters. She joined the Colby faculty in 2018. Her research group uses atomistic simulations to study clathrate hydrates, a crystalline phase of ice that encapsulates greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane. She studies how guest molecules stabilize the cage structure of the clathrate hydrate, how quantum effects manifest in moderately large sized water clusters, and how the quantum nature of the vibrational wave function affects solvent structure. Computational approaches include molecular dynamics simulations, electronic structure calculations, and diffusion Monte Carlo simulations to study the intermolecular forces of these systems. More information can be found on her group’s webpage.
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