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Eric Herbst

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Chemistry
Office location and address
Room 166, Chemistry Building
409 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
AS-CHEM Complex Interstellar Molecules: Their Synthesis and Utility as Probes of Star Formation
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2019 – August 31, 2022
AS-CHEM Investigating Molecular Relationships in Space
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
September 01, 2019 – May 31, 2022
AS-CHEM Theoretical Studies of Sulfur Chemistry in the Atmosphere of Venus - sub to Illinois
Source: University Of Illinois
June 11, 2015 – June 10, 2019
AS-CHEM-EH Astrochemistry: Improvements in Simulationsk, Inclusion of Hydrodynamics and Addition of electron-controlled Ice Chemistry
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 15, 2015 – August 31, 2018
AS-ASTR Evolution of Preplanetary Matter in Analogs of the Early Solar System
Source: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
March 15, 2011 – January 14, 2016
AS-CHEM RSA award for Karin Oberg/Eric Herbst
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
July 25, 2013 – September 30, 2015
U.S. Participation in the Heterodyne Instrument for the Far-Infrared Space Telescope
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
August 23, 2011 – September 30, 2015
New Chemical Simulations for the Age of ALMA
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
August 01, 2011 – July 31, 2015
AS-CHEM CalTech RSA - Lis & Lord
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
December 27, 2012 – June 30, 2015
Deuterated Water Chemistry Towards High-Mass Star-Forming Regions
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
August 22, 2011 – June 30, 2014
ASTR 4998: Senior Thesis
Credits: 3
May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHEM 5210: Advanced Physical Chemistry I: Quantum Mechanics
Credits: 3
For students interested in the properties & phenomena of atomic, molecular, & nanoscale matter. The foundational ideas of quantum mechanics are introduced & tools for exact & approximate solutions of the Schrodinger Equation are developed. Model systems, such as particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom, hydrogen ion & molecule, crystalline solids, as well as time-dependent phenomena, such as spectroscopy, tunneling, and scattering.
CHEM 5250: Molecular Spectroscopy
Credits: 3
Includes basic theoretical principles of modern molecular spectroscopy, including microwave, infrared, Raman, visible, and ultraviolet spectroscopy. Gas-phase systems will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEM 5210 or Instructor Permission
CHEM 7030: Research Seminar III: Preparation for Ph.D. Candidacy Exam
Credits: 3
The focus of this course is to prepare students for their Chemistry Ph.D. candidacy exam & to develop appropriate written & oral communication skills. Each student will prepare several written abstracts & make oral presentations for the class in a format that largely mimics the candidacy exam. Students are required to attend departmental seminars & colloquia to expand their knowledge of current experimental and theoretical frontiers in science.
CHEM 7031: The Art of Scientific Writing
Credits: 1
Skill in scientific writing is as essential for scientists as learning the experimental techniques and analysis methods of their field. Mastery of the skills for expository writing is essential to write an effective scientific document and the genres of scientific communication. Three writing assignments - a draft of each, which will be extensively marked up, & then a final version which will be subjected to a peer review & expert review.
CHEM 9250: Research in Theoretical Astrochemistry
Credits: 1–12
Research in Theoretical Astrochemistry