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FACULTY & STAFFFACULTY

Dr. Luiz Oliveira

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Contact Information

School of Natural and Social Sciences
740-392-6868 Ext. 3212Email Dr. Oliveira
Professional Experience:
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • Assistant Professor – Visiting. University of Cincinnati
  • Research Associate - Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Washington
  • Postdoctoral research fellow – University of Toulouse - France
     
Published Works:
  • K. S. Sykes ,L. F. L. Oliveira, G. Stan, and R. J. White "Electrochemical Studies of Cation Condensation-Induced Collapse of Surface-Bound DNA" Langmuir(2019), 35, 40, 12962
  • L. F. L. Oliveira, C. D. Fu, and J. Pfaendtner. "Density Functional Tight-Binding and Infrequent Metadynamics can Capture Entropic Effects in IntramolecularHydrogen Transfer Reactions"J. Chem. Phys.(2018) 148, 154101
  • C. D. Fu,L. F. L. Oliveira, and J. Pfaendtner. "Assessing Generic CollectiveVariables for Determining Reaction Rates in Metadynamics Simulations"J. Chem.Theory Comput. (2017), 13 (3), 968
  • C. D. Fu,L. F. L. Oliveira, and J. Pfaendtner. "Determining Energy Barriers and Selectivities of a Multi-Pathway System With Infrequent Metadynamics"J.Chem. Physics
  • L. F. L. Oliveira, N. Tarrat, J. Cuny, J. Morillo, D. Lemoine, F. Spiegelman, andM. Rapacioli. "Benchmarking Density Functional Based Tight-Binding for Silver and Gold Materials: From Small Clusters to Bulk."J. Phys. Chem. A, (2016),120 (42), 8469
  • L. F. L. Oliveira, J. Cuny, M. Moriniere, L. Dontot, A. Simon, F. Spiegelman,and M. Rapacioli. "Phase Changes of the Water Hexamer and Octamer in theGas Phase and Adsorbed on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons."Phys. Chem.Chem. Phys., (2015), 17, 17079
  • L. F. L. Oliveira, C. Jallut, and A. A. Franco. "A Multiscale Physical Model of a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Water Electrolyzer."Electrochimica Acta, (2013),110, 363
  • L. F. L. Oliveira, E. Mayousse, C. Jallut, and A. A. Franco. "A Multiscale PhysicalModel for the Transient Analysis of PEM Water Electrolyzer Anodes."Phys.Chem. Chem. Phys., (2012), 14, 10215
Presentations:
  • Invited Talk: "Water Adsorption on Transition Metal Oxide Pure IrO2, RuO2 and Alloy RuxIr1−xO2 Surfaces Investigated By Density Functional Theory"
    L. F. L. Oliveira, A. A. Franco, D. Loffreda. 233rd Electrochemical Society Meeting. Seattle – US. May 2018.
Contributed Presentations:
  • "Quantitative Calculation of Reaction Rates of Two Classes of Chemical Reactions by Infrequent Metadynamics Simulations." L. F. L. Oliveira, C. Fu, J. Pfaendtner. Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. Boston – US. November 2017.
  • "DFT based tight binding strategy for numerous atoms studies: properties of noble metal clusters and surfaces interacting with hydrogen atoms." L. F. L. Oliveira, F. Spiegelman, M. Rapacioli and D. Lemoine. Thems GDR Meeting. Bordeaux – France. December 2014.
  • "Energetic and thermodynamical properties of protonated water clusters and of water clusters adsorbed on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons." L. F. L. Oliveira, J. Cuny, M. Moriniere, L. Dontot, A. Simon, F. Spiegelman and M. Rapacioli. 
  • 5th International meeting of atomic and molecular physics and chemistry (IMAMPC). Salamanca – Spain. June 2014.
  • "Investigation of atomic and molecular clusters with the DFTB approach." L. F. L. Oliveira, J. Cuny, M. Moriniere, L. Dontot, A. Simon, F. Spiegelman and M. Rapacioli. 14th deMon workshop. Los Cabos – Mexico. April 2014.
  • "Multiscale modeling study of the electrochemical and transport mechanisms in PEM water electrolyzer." L. F. L. Oliveira, C. Jallut and A. A. Franco. 63rd Annual meeting of the international society of electrochemistry. Prague –
    Czech Republic. August 2012.
Posters:
  • "Calculating Chemical Reaction Rates Through Metadynamics Simulations" L. F. L. Oliveira, C. Fu, J. Pfaendtner Theory and Applications of Computational Chemistry – Seattle. August 2016. 
  • "Density functional theory study of the adsorption of water on the IrO2(110), RuO2(110) and RuxIr1−xO2(110) surfaces." L. F. L. Oliveira, C. Jallut, A. A. Franco and D. Loffreda. 5th International meeting of atomic and molecular physics and chemistry (IMAMPC). Salamanca – Spain, June 2014.
  • "Energetic and thermodynamical properties of pure water clusters on PAHs and of protonated water clusters." L. F. L. Oliveira, J. Cuny, M. Moriniere, L. Dontot, A. Simon, F. Spiegelman and M. Rapacioli. Meeting of the French Network of Theoretical Chemistry (RCTF). Paris – France, June 2014.
  • "A multiscale physical model for the analysis of PEMWE from atomistic calculation up to macroscopic observables." L. F. L. Oliveira, C. Jallut, A. A. Franco. CECAM Workshop: Photo-meets Electrocatalysis: United We Split (...Water). Delmenhorst – Germany. October 2011.
Favorite Scripture Verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
  • PhD in Chemistry, University of Lyon, France.
  • Master in Physics and Materials Science.  Double diploma from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon - France and  from the University of Roma "La Sapienza" – Italy
  • B. Sci in Physics, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil.