Courses Taught: J.W.Bevan

Freshman Courses
Chemistry 101, 102(First and second semester Freshman Chemistry Lectures),
Chemistry 111, 112(First and second semester Freshman Chemistry Laboratories).

Senior Physical Chemistry Courses
Chemistry 322(Second semester senior Physical Chemistry for Engineers), Chemistry 323(First semester senior Physical Chemistry), Chemistry 324(Second semester senior Physical Chemistry for Chemistry majors), Chemistry 325,326(First and second semester senior Physical Chemistry Laboratories), Chemistry 334(Second semester senior Physical Chemistry Laboratories for chemistry majors).

Graduate Courses
Chemistry 681(Seminar Class for graduate students), Chemistry 689(special topics in Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy), Chemistry 690(Theory of Chemical Research), Chemistry 691(Research), Chemistry 695(Frontiers in Chemical Research).

Coordination of Physical Chemistry Laboratories
Chemistry 325/326 (First and second semester senior Physical Chemistry Laboratories) and Chemistry 334(Second semester senior Physical Chemistry Laboratories for chemistry majors).

 

Group Collaborations that Impact Education and Career Development of Students

With Dr. Robert R. Lucchese
The collaboration between John Bevan (primarily experimentalist) and Bob Lucchese (primarily theoretical) is a true integrated collaboration within the same Chemistry Department. Indeed, we would go as far as to say there are very few collaborations of this type in the world. Both experimental and theoretical developments are done in house and the research efforts compliment each other and are directed to give the most opportune developments for both approaches, and a fully integrated experience for students. This collaboration thus very directly impacts the educational infrastructure and research development of students and post-doctoral fellows within the research groups as well as other students that take courses in the Chemistry Department.

With Vaks Group
Our collaboration with the Vaks group at the Institute of Physics of Microstructures of RAS, Nizhny, Novgorod, Russia on improving submillimeter spectrometer design, sensitivity and application gives our students and other researchers unique opportunities for enhancing their careers with both an interdisciplinary and international collaboration.

With NIST Group ( F. J. Lovas)
This collaboration has made available state of the art equipment that can be used to generate information that compliments our own experimental results. In particular, the pulsed nozzle FT spectrometer has been used extensively in this capacity. In addition, as a co-PI on a currently funded REU proposal, "Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Chemistry at Texas A&M University," the PI actively involved the participation of two undergraduates, Blake McElmurry and Matt Kelley, in one of his collaborative research projects with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. These students, as undergraduates, were able to spend several weeks at that facility gaining invaluable experience that will enhance their future careers.

With Dr. Lori Bernstein and Dr. Avi Markowitz
Dr. Lori Bernstein, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, TAMU and Dr. Avi Markowitz, M.D., Director, Central Texas Center of Cancer Care are both collaborating on the development of non-invasive state specific diagnostics for lung cancer with our research group. This type of interdisciplinary interaction will be truly beneficial to our students in Chemistry as it gives them different perspectives on the nature of modern collaborative research.

With Semiconductor Industry
Our collaboration with semiconductor manufacturers and tool producers to produce an effective abatement of semiconductor global warming emission has been very successful and continues. Companies that have involved have been SEMATECH, Motorola, Rf Environmental Systems, Dupont, ATMI ECOSYS and MMM. These interactions have allowed our students to work on-site at several of these facilities giving students invaluable first hand experience in working in the semiconductor industry. Several of our former students involved in such research have now made successful careers in the industry including Dr. Jose Arno, Dr. B.A. Wofford and Dr. Chris Hartz following such research interactions.