Chemistry Faculty: Robert Vergenz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Robert Vergenz

Office: Science & Engineering (Building 50), Room 3500

Email: rvergenz@unf.edu

Education

Bachelor of Science - Rollins College 1978

Ph.D. - Rutgers University 1989

Teaching

Dr. Vergenz will not be teaching during the academic year 2013-2014; he will be on sabbatical.  He teaches Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Physical Chemistry I and II, Introduction to Chemistry, General Chemistry I and II lecture.

Research Interests

Dr. Vergenz will not be available to mentor research students during the academic year 2013-2014 as he will be on sabbatical.  The Vergenz research group focuses on the use of computational chemistry to understand natural phenomena. Current projects include:

Methyl donated hydrogen bonds and other weak forces

hbonds

Protein structure and folding

hiv_protein

The origin of life

origin of life research