Professor Joseph J. Urban, Ph.D.
Chemistry Department, Michelson Hall 230
The United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402
Voice: (410) 293-6605
Fax: (410) 293-2218
Current Teaching Schedule
My research involves the application of computational chemistry techniques (a.k.a. “molecular modeling”) to problems in organic chemistry. The properties that are investigated can be wide-ranging including structure, reactivity, conformation, solvation, and binding affinity. The methods we use range from simple molecular mechanics force fields to high-level ab initio and DFT approaches. The systems under study are organic compounds of fundamental interest as well as those of interest in applied areas such as biological chemistry and nanoscience. The resources we use include workstations in the USNA Chemistry Department and supercomputers at remote DoD high-performance computing centers.
I encourage midshipmen who are interested in participating in this type of research to contact me.
SC111 Foundation of Chemistry I
SC112 Foundation of Chemistry II
SC485C Special Topics in Organic Chemistry
SC261 Integrated Lab I