Dr. Joseph S. Francisco - Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University

Dr. Joseph S. Francisco

Joseph Francisco

Professor Emeritus

E-mail: francisc@purdue.edu
Curriculum Vitae


Education
Ph.D.- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985.

Research Interests
Atmospheric chemistry, tropospheric and stratospheric chemical kinetics and modeling, atmospheric laser spectroscopy and photochemistry.

Awards and Honors

  • 2006 William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry
  • 2006-2008 President of the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
  • 2001 Alexandar von Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists
  • 2001 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1998 Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 1993 - 94 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow.
  • 1993 Career Development Chair Award, Wayne State University.
  • 1992 Outstanding Teacher Award, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.
  • 1991, 92 Summer Faculty Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.
  • 1991 Wayne State University Academy of Scholars Lecture Award.
  • 1990-95 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
  • 1990-92 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.
  • 1988-93 Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation.
  • 1985-86 Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, M.I.T.
  • 1983- 85 Research Fellow, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University.
  • 1978- 81 U.S. Dept. of Health, Education & Welfare Graduate Fellow, M.I.T.
  • 1976- 77 Junior Fellow, University of Texas at Austin.
  • 1973- 76 Robert Welch Undergraduate Research Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Experience

  • 1995 - present Professor, Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry, Purdue University.
  • 1991 Visiting Assiciate in Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology.
  • 1991 M. L. King, Jr., C. Cahvez, R. Parks, Visiting Pofessor, Northern Michigan University.
  • 1990 Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Wayne State University.
  • 1986 -1990 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Wayne State University.

Selected Publications

  • H.-G. Yu, J.T. Muckerman, and J.S. Francisco, A Theoretical Study of the Reaction of CH3 with HOCO Radicals, J. Phys. Chem., xxx (2008).
  • J. Franz, J.S. Francisco, S.D. Peyerimhoff, Production of Singlet Oxygen Atoms by Photodissociation of Oxywater, J. Chem. Phys., submitted.
  • C.J. Christiansen and J.S. Francisco, Atmospheric Oxidation Mechanism of 1,2-Dibromoethane, J. Phys. Chem. A., xxx (2008).
  • B.A. O’Donnell, E.X.J. Li, M.I. Lester, and J.S. Francisco, Spectroscopic Identification and Stability of the Intermediate in the OH + HONO2 Reaction, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 105, 12678-12683 (2008).
  • H.G. Yu, J.T. Muckerman, G. Poggi, and J.S. Francisco, Energetics and Molecular Dynamics of the Reaction of HOCO with HO2 Radicals, J. Chem. Phys., xxx (2008).
  • K.A. Peterson, D.A. Dixon, and J.S. Francisco, ClClO2 is the Most Stable Isomer of Cl2O2. Accurate Coupled Cluster Energetics and Electronic Spectra of Cl2O2 Isomers, J. Phys. Chem. A., 112, 9623-9627 (2008).
  • R.M. Ravelo and J.S. Francisco, Proton Affinity of Methyl Nitrite and Methyl Peroxynitrite: Implications for Measuring Branching Ratios of Alkyl Nitrate and Nitrites, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 308, 11234-11239 (2008).
  • H.-G. Yu, J.S. Francisco, and J.T. Muckerman, Ab Initio and Direct Dynamics Study of the Reaction of HOCO with Cl Atoms, J. Chem. Phys., 129, 064301 (2008).
  • H.-G. Yu, J.T. Muckerman, and J.S. Francisco, Energetics and Kinetics of the Reaction of HOCO with Hydrogen Atoms, J. Chem. Phys., 128, 244315 (2008).
  • J. Matthews, M. Martinez-Aviles, J.S. Francisco, and A. Sinha, Probing OH Stretching Overtones of CH3OOH Through Action Spectroscopy: Influence of Transition Dipole Moment Dependence on HOOC Torsion, J. Chem. Phys., 129, 074316 (2008).
  • M. Martinez-Aviles, C.M. Rosedo-Reyes, and J.S. Francisco, Atmospheric Oxidation Mechanism of Bromopropane, J. Phys. Chem. A., 112, 7930-7938 (2008)
  • S. Du, K.A. Peterson, and J.S. Francisco, Determination of the Rate Constant for Sulfur Recombination by Quasiclassical Trajectory Calculations, J. Chem. Phys., 128, 204306 (2008).
  • W. Eisfeld and J.S. Francisco, Excited States of Hydroxymethyl Hydroperoxide, J. Chem. Phys., 128, 174304 (2008).
  • S. Du and J.S. Francisco, Interaction between OH Radical and the Water Interface, J. Phys. Chem. A., 112, 4826-4835 (2008).
  • J. Switzer, D.J. Grant, M.H. Matus, D.A. Dixon, and J.S. Francisco, Bond Dissociation Energies in Second Row Compounds, J. Phys. Chem. A., 112, 3145-3156 (2008).
  • D.J. Grant, D.A. Dixon, A.E. Kemeny and J.S. Francisco, On the Structure and Heat of Formation of the Neutral and Ionic PNO, NOP, and PON Systems from Electronic Structure Calculations, J. Chem. Phys., 128, 164305 (2008).
  • K.A. Peterson, A. Mitrushchenkos and J.S. Francisco, A Theoretical Study of the Spectroscopic Properties of the Ground and First Excited Lowest Two Electronic States of HS2, Chem. Phys., (Invited) 346, 34-44 (2008).
  • M. Martinez-Aviles, S. Yang, and J.S. Francisco, Structure and Vibrational Spectra of Bromine Reservoir Species from the Atmospheric Oxidations of Bromoethane and Bromopropane, Mol. Phys.,(Invited) 106, 299-314 (2008).
  • S. Du, J.S. Francisco, G.K. Schenter, and B.C. Garrett, Many-Body Decomposition of the Binding Energies for OH(H2O)2 and OH(H2O)3 Complexes, J. Chem. Phys., 128, 084307 (2008).
  • J.A.W. Harkless and J.S. Francisco, Bond Dissociations and Conformational Energetics of Tetrasulfur: a Quantum Monte Carlo Study, J. Phys. Chem. A, 112, 2088-2092 (2008).
  • R.M. Ravelo and J.S. Francisco, Proton Affinity of Methyl Peroxynitrate, J. Phys. Chem. A, 112, 1981-1985 (2008).
  • J. Clark, A. Mower, J. Hansen, and J.S. Francisco, Computational Study on the Existence of Organic Peroxy Radical-Water Complexes (RO2-H2O), J. Phys. Chem. A, 112, 1587-1595 (2008).
  • G. Poggi and J.S. Francisco, Hydrogen Atom Abstraction from HOOOCl by Chlorine Atom and OH Radical, Inorg. Chimi. Acta. (Invited), 360, 837-831 (2007).
  • S. Guha and J.S. Francisco, Ab Initio Study of the Structures, Vibrational Spectrum and Energetics of Aluminum Hydrosulfide, Astrophysical J., 671, 2159-2163 (2007).
  • M. Martinez-Aviles, C.M. Rosado-Reyes, and J.S. Francisco, Atmospheric Oxidation Mechanism of Bromoethane, J. Phys. Chem. A., 111, 11652-11660 (2007).
  • H. Hernandez, F. Weinhold and J.S. Francisco, Radical Hydrogen Bonding: Origin of Stability of Radical-Molecule Complexes, J. Chem. Phys., 127, 164102 (2007).
  • H.-G. Yu, J.T. Muckerman, and J.S. Francisco, Quantum Force Molecular Dynamics Study of the O+HOCO Reaction, J. Chem. Phys., 127, 094301 (2007).
  • K.K. Irikura and J.S. Francisco, Competition Between Hydrogen Abstraction and Halogen Displacement Reaction of Br Atoms with CH3X (where X=Cl, Br and I), J. Phys. Chem. A., 111, 6852-6859 (2007).
  • J.S. Francisco, Sulfur Atom Exchange in Reactions of SH Radicals with S Atoms, J. Chem. Phys., 126, 214301 (2007).
  • D.J. Grant, D.A. Dixon, and J.S. Francisco, Coupled Cluster Study of the Energetic Properties of S2x (where x=0, +1, -1), J. Chem. Phys., 126, 144308 (2007).
  • M.H. Matus, D.A. Dixon, K.A. Peterson, J.A.W. Harkless, and J.S. Francisco, A Coupled- Cluster Theory Study of the Electronic Structure and Energetics of Tetrasulfur, S4, J. Chem. Phys., 127, 174305 (2007).
  • S. Du, J.S. Francisco, G.K. Schenter, and B. Garrett, Ab Initio and analytical intermolecular potential for ClO-H2O, J. Chem. Phys., 126, 114304 (2007).
  • H. Beckers, P. Garcia, H. Willner, G.A. Arguello, C.J. Cobos, and J.S. Francisco, Matrix Isolation and ab initio study of FSO5. A Molecular Complex that Contains 4 Catenated Oxygen Atoms, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 46, 3754-3757 (2007).
  • E. Vohringer-Martinez, B. Hansmann, H. Hernandez, J.S. Francisco, J. Troe, and B. Abel, Water Catalysis of a Radical-Molecule Gas Phase Reaction, Science, 315, 497-501 (2007).
  • C.M. Rosado-Reyes and J.S. Francisco, Atmospheric Oxidation Pathways of Propane and its By-Products: Acetone, Acetaldehyde, and Propionaldehyde, J. Geophys. Res. Atmosphere, 112, D14310 (2007).
  • J.D. Watts and J.S. Francisco, Ground and Electronically Excited States of Methyl Hydroperoxide, J. Chem. Phys., 125, 104301 (2006).
  • K.A. Peterson, J.S. Francisco, and J.R. Lyons, Excited States for S3, J. Chem. Phys., 125, 084314 (2006).
  • J.R. Greene, J.S. Francisco, J. Huang, D. Xu, and W.M. Jackson, Ultraviolet Photodissociation of CBr4 at 267 nm Using Ion Velocity Imaging, J. Chem. Phys., 125, 133311 (2006).
  • S. Du, J.S. Francisco, G.K. Schenter, T.D. Iordanov, B. Garrett, M. Dupuis, and J. Li, The OH Radical-H2O Molecular Interaction Potential, J. Chem. Phys., 124, 224317 (2006).
  • C.M. Rosado-Reyes and J.S. Francisco, Atmospheric Oxidation Pathways of Acetic Acid, J. Phys. Chem. A, 110, 4419-4433 (2006).
  • J.S. Francisco and J.N. Crowley, A Theoretical Investigation of Product Channels in the CH3O2 + Br Reaction, J. Phys. Chem A., 110, 6948-6959 (2006).
  • J.S. Francisco, Ab Initio Study of the Structure, Vibrational Spectra, and Energetics of XBS+ (where X=H, F, and Cl), J. Chem. Phys., 124, 114303 (2006).
  • L. Christensen, J.C. Hansen, M. Okumura, S.P. Sander and J.S. Francisco, Experimental and Ab Initio Study of the HO2-CH3OH Complex: Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Formation, J. Phys. Chem. A., 110, 3778-3784 (2006).
  • Dixon D. A.;Francisco, J. S.;Alexeev, Y., Thermochemical properties of HxNO molecules and ions from ab initio electronic structure theory . Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2006 , 110 , 185-191.
  • Plane J. M. C.;Joseph, D. M.;Allan, B. J.;Ashworth, S. H.;Francisco, J. S., An experimental and theoretical study of the reactions OIO plus NO and OH plus OH . Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2006 , 110 , 93-100.
  • Kronberg M.;von Ahsen, S.;Willner, H.;Francisco, J. S., The SF5Ox radicals, x=0-3 . Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 2005 , 44 , 253-257.
  • Francisco J. S.;Lyons, J. R.;Williams, I. H. High-level ab initio studies of the structure, vibrational spectra, and energetics of S-3 Journal of Chemical Physics 2005, 123 - -
  • Goebbert D. J.;Hernandez, H.;Francisco, J. S.;Wenthold, P. G. The binding energy and bonding in dialane Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005, 127 - 11684-11689
  • Li Y. M.;Francisco, J. S. An ab initio molecular orbital study of the mechanism for the gas-phase water-mediated decomposition and the formation of hydrates of peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005, 127

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