Scientific Research Categories

Bioinorganic Chemistry

1DUR ferredoxin

Metalloenzymology, Biomimetic Compounds, Structure/Function

Computational Chemistry

electron-density flow as a result of antiferromagnetic coupling

Density Functional Theory, Semi-Empirical Hamiltonians, Tight-binding, Force fields

Organometallic Chemistry

palladium cyano esterification


Fe-C Bonds, Pd Catalysis, Olefin Metathesis, Carbon Dioxide Fixation

Materials Science

SEM of Fe-containing kaolinite from MT

Intercalated, Exfoliated, Delaminated Clays and Nanoclays, Kaolinite, Halloysite

Chemical Structure

AIM topology calculated for H-cluster

Electronic and Geometric Structures, Spin Coupling, Covalency, Chemical Bonding

Spectroscopy

Complete electronic structure from multi-edge XAS

X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy: 

XAS, XANES, EXAFS, XAFS

Invited Talks

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2020

  • lecture and teaching demonstration at the Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; February 19-20
  • lecture at the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University and research meeting at Kiyotani-ken hosted by Hirotomo Nishihara Sensei, Sendai, Japan; January 31 

2019

  • department seminar at University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; September 3
  • public lecture in Bozeman (Nordic Brew Works) at the inaugural “Keginar” event – Chemobrionics, Chemical Gardens, Emergence of Life ; April 23
  • lecture at Chemobrionics 30/80 Meeting, Granada, Spain; March 11-13 

2018

  • lecture at the Flathead Community College, Kalispell, MT; February 2-3 

2017

  • lecture at inaugural meeting of the Northwestern Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Consortium, PNNL, Richland, WA; October 26-27
    public lecture at University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary; October 2
  • lecture at the 254th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC; August 20-24
  • lecture and hands-on training at SSRL, Menlo Park, CA; June 19-23
  • department seminar at University of Montana, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Missoula, MT; April 10

2016

  •  departmental seminar at Yokohama City University, Quantum Physical Chemistry  Laboratory; July 20
  • lecture at the 8th Middle European Clay Conference, Kosice, Slovakia; July 4-8
    departmental seminar at University of Iowa, Department of Chemistry, Iowa City, IA; January 29
    lecture at The Montana Tech Public Lecture Series, Butte, MT; January 21 

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2015

  • departmental seminar, Ibaraki University,  Department of Chemistry, Mito; November 30-December 5
    seminar at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA; October 16
  • plenary lecture at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Users’ Meeting; Oct. 9
  • public lecture at Ibaraki University, Hitachi Campus, Hitachi City; June 11
  • seminar at Nagoya University, World Premier Institute, Nagoya; June 8
  • seminar at Department of Chemistry, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; May 8
  • keynote speaker at American Chemical Society, Montana Section, University of  Montana – Helena College of Technology, Helena, MT; April 18
  • seminar at Catalysis Research Centre, Hokkaido University, Sapporo; March 2
  • seminar and workshop at Ibaraki University, Chemistry, Mito; February 2-5

2014

  • seminar at the ZNGLAB, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary; December 15
  • seminar at the Institute of Chemistry, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary; December 11
  • seminar at the Institute of Chemistry, University of Debrecen, Hungary; December 5
  • lecture at the Coordination Chemical Workgroup, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest, Hungary; November 11
  • lecture at the Central European Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry, Nagybörzsöny, Hungary; September 21-25
  • lecture and poster at the 1st Water Chemistry and Technology Conference and  Annual Meeting of the Spectrochemical Workgroup of Hungarian Academy  of Sciences, Veszprém, Hungary; July 8
  • seminar at the Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary; May 8
  • Szent-Györgyi Albert Research Professor lecture at the Faculty of Engineering  University of Pannonia, Veszprém; May 7
  • seminar at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Chemical  Engineering Graduate Studies, Budapest, Hungary; April 9
  • seminar at Institute of Chemistry, University of Pecs, Hungary; April 4
  • public presentation on the “Science in the Pub” event organized by University of  Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary; April 1
  • lecture at the National Excellence Program meeting, Veszprém, Hungary; March 5
  • lecture for students at the Ányos Jedlik Dormitory, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary; February 26
  • seminar in the Sawamura Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Hokkaido University, Sapporo; February 17
  • seminar and workshop at Ibaraki University, Chemistry, Mito; February 12-14

2013

  • seminar at the Kyoto Institute for Chemical Research, Uji Campus, Kyoto; December 2
  • lecture at the 6thAsian-Pacific Conference of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry,  Gyeongju, Korea; July 10-13
  • seminar at the Fukui Institute, Kyoto; July 5
  • seminar at Nagoya University, Department of Chemistry, Nagoya; June 20
  • seminar at Spring-8 Synchrotron Laboratory, Sayo-Gun, Hyogo; June 18
  • seminar at Yokohama City University, Department of Nanobioscience; Yokohama, May 10
  • seminar at Photon Factory, High Energy Laboratory, Tsukuba; April 8
  • seminar at Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai; March 15 and July 9
  • seminar at Hokkaido University, Department of Chemistry, Sapporo; March 5 & July 16
  • lecture at the meeting of the Biophysical Society of Hokkaido, Sapporo; March 4

2012

  • seminars at York University, York, ON, Canada and University Ottawa’s Centre for  Catalysis Research and Innovation, Ottawa, ON, Canada; September 24-28
  • lecture Structural Molecular Biology, Low-Z XAS Summer School 2012, Stanford  Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Menlo Park, CA; July 16-18
  • seminars at the University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; June 14-18
  • presentation on Bioinorganic Chemistry, 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, AB; May 26-30

2011

  • presentation at the 3th Georgian Bay International Conference in Bioinorganic   Chemistry, Parry Sound, ON, Canada; May 31-June 4
  • presentation at the Catalysis Workshop at the Users’ Meeting of the Synchrotron  Radiation Lightsource, SLAC, Menlo Park, CA; October 24-26

2010

  • Structural Molecular Biology Low-Z XAS Summer School 2010. Stanford Synchrotron  Radiation Lightsource, SLAC, Menlo Park, California; July 20-23
  • 3rd International Thermochromic Meeting, West Olive, MI; July 5-6
  • Thermal Biology Institute, Research Associates Meeting, Bozeman, MT; June 9-10 

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2009

  •  2nd International Thermochromic Meeting, West Olive, MI; July 20-21
  • Department of Chemistry, The Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry,  University of Tromsø, Norway; April 22

2008

  • Department Seminar at the Chemistry Department, Indiana University, Bloomington,  IN; September 25-27
  • 236th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA; August 17-21
  • 4th International Symposium on Bioorganometallic Chemistry, Missoula, MT; July 6-10
  • seminar at the Department of Computer Science, MSU; April 21
  • seminar at the Bioinformatics User Group, MSU, Bozeman, MT; April 16
  • 5th Japan-China Crossover Science Symposium, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan; February 28-29
  • 48th Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons Island, GA; February 21-26
  • Protein Cofactors, Radicals and Quinones: GRC, Ventura, CA; January 20-2 

2007

  • SSRL/LCLS Users’ Meeting, Menlo Park, CA; September 28 - October 3
  • TheoBio-07 Theoretical Biophysics Symposium, Cetraro, Italy; June 16-20
  • 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL; March 25-29

2006

  • 33rd SSRL Users' Meeting, Menlo Park, CA; October 12-13
  • Iron-Sulfur Enzymes: Gordon Research Conference, Colby-Sawyer College,  New London, NH; June 11-16 

2005

  • EXAFS and XANES workshop, 2005 Users’ Meeting ALS Berkeley, CA; October 21-23
  • Department Seminar at the Department of Chemistry, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; June 6 

2004

  • seminar at the Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Veszprém, Veszprém, Hungary; June 4 

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral Research at Stanford University

Postdoc at Stanford

Publications under the supervision of 

Prof. Edward I. Solomon

Prof. Britt Hedman, and 

Prof. Keith O. Hogdson

(2000-2003).

Postdoctoral Research at Emory University

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Publications under the supervision of

Prof. Keiji Morokuma and

 Dr. Jamaladdin Musaev

(1998-2000).

Ph.D. Dissertation Research at University of Veszprém

Alma mater, Ph.D. work

Publications under the supervision of

Prof. Lajos Bencze.

(B.Eng. 1990-1993, M.Sc. 1993-1995, Ph.D. 1995-1998).


Visiting graduate student at 

Prof. Gernot Frenking's 

(1996,  Philipps-Universität Marburg) and 

Prof. Nino Russo's 

(1995,  Universita della Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, Cosenza) 

laboratories.