||Discipline and Areas of Research Support
||Synthetic Organic Chemistry:
Organic synthesis, including organic and organometallic reagents and catalysts, and asymmetric synthesis.
||Geochemistry and Biogeochemical Cycling:
Isotope, organic and sedimentary geochemistry, marine geochemistry, diagenesis, chemostratigraphy, research on atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide, CO2 capture and sequestration, sedimentary geochemistry of microplastic particles.
Coordination and organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, small soluble clusters, new ligands, main group, transition metal, and lanthanide and actinide metal chemistry.
||Physical Organic Chemistry:
Reaction mechanisms, kinetics, photochemistry, organic radical chemistry, reactive organic species, enzymes in non-aqueous media working on petroleum molecules.
Surface phenomena and reactions, heterogeneous catalysis, and characterization of surfaces directly relevant to petroleum and petroleum products.
||Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry:
Theoretical chemistry, quantum/statistical mechanics, and molecular dynamics; optical, laser, ultrafast, and mass spectroscopies; and gas phase reactions.
Synthesis, characterization, and properties of polymers and organic materials derived from petroleum sources.
||Geology and Geophysics:
Stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleontology, geomorphology, structural geology, and geophysics.
||Chemical and Petroleum Engineering:
Engineering studies including process and operations control and design, fluid flow and multiphase flow dynamics, and related computations.
Synthesis, characterization, bulk properties and solid-state science of petroleum materials.