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Steven E. Wheeler

Associate Professor
Chemistry
Center for Computational Chemistry
Georgia

Steven E. Wheeler

Biography

Steven graduated from New College of Florida in 2002 with a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics and completed his Ph.D. working with Fritz Schaefer at the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry (CCQC) at the University of Georgia in 2006. He was an NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow in Ken Houk's group at UCLA before joining the faculty at Texas A&M in August, 2010. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015 and named Davidson Professor of Science in 2016. He moved to his present position at the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry at the University of Georgia in January, 2017. His research group works in the area of computational physical organic chemistry studying the role of noncovalent interactions in organocatalysis, organic electronic materials, and drug design using modern tools of computational chemistry.

Research Interest

Chemistry

Publications

  • T. Lu and S. E. Wheeler, "Harnessing weak interactions for enantioselective catalysis", Science 347, 719 (2015). (perspective)

  • T. J. Seguin and S. E. Wheeler, "Electrostatic Basis for Enantioselective Brønsted-Acid Catalyzed Asymmetric Ring Openings of meso-Epoxides", ACS Catal. 6, 2681 (2016).

  • S. E. Wheeler, T. J. Seguin, Y. Guan, and A. C. Doney, "Non-covalent Interactions in Organocatalysis and the Prospect of Computational Catalyst Design", Acc. Chem. Res. 49, 1061 (2016).

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