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Jose A. Gascon

Professor of Chemistry

Education

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, 2002-2006
  • Ph.D. Louisiana State University, 1998-2002
  • Licenciado in Physics, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, 1991-1996

José A. Gascón received a BSc degree (Licenciado) in Physics from the Institute of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics (FAMAF) at the National University of Córdoba in Argentina. He worked under the supervision of Prof. Horacio Pastawsky on the statistic of energy levels in metallic nanoparticles. In 1998, he moved to Louisiana State University to pursue a PhD in Chemistry to study theoretical aspects of electronic and structural properties of rare gas cation clusters with Prof. Randy Hall.

In 2002, he began a postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of Victor S. Batista at Yale University working on QM/MM studies of bio-macromolecules, including the study of photochemical reactions in rhodopsin and structural and electronic properties of the oxygen-evolving complex in photosystem II. In 2006, he started his independent career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut, obtaining a Hewlett Packard Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, a Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, and an NSF Career Award.

In 2018, he was promoted to Full Professor. His current research is centered in understanding structural and dynamical properties of biomolecules and biomaterials.

Current Members

Postdoctoral Associates

 

Graduate Students

 

Svetlana Gelpi
Position: Graduate Student
Email: svetlana.gelpi at uconn.edu
Phone:  (860) 486-9453

Alissa Richard
Position: Graduate Student
Email: alissa.richard at gmail.com
Phone:  (860) 486-9453

Matthew Guberman-Pfeffer
Position: Graduate Student
Email: mattgp at optonline.net
Phone:  (860) 486-9453

Neranjan Perera
Position: Graduate Student
Email: neranjan007 at gmail.com
Phone:  (860) 486-9453

Jennifer Pardus
Position: Graduate Student
Email: jennifer.pardus at uconn.edu
Phone:  (860) 486-9453

Milinda Samaraweera
Position: Graduate Student
Email: milinda49 at yahoo.com
Phone:  (860) 486-9453