Professor David F. Coker

David F. Coker

Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics


Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering, Room 530
Phone: 617.353.2490
Email: coker@bu.edu

1981 B.Sc. Hons.I, Theoretical Chemistry; University of Sydney
1986 Ph.D. Statistical Physics; Australian National University
1985 Postdoctoral Fellow Theoretical and Physical Chemistry; Columbia University


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Thomas Heavey

Thomas John Heavey IV


Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering, Room 530
Email: theavey@bu.edu

2012 B.S. Chemistry; California Institute of Technology
2014 M.S. Chemistry; University of North Carolina Charlotte
Joined August 2014


RESEARCH INTERESTS


Thomas is interested in using enhanced sampling methods such as metadynamics to study organic reactions. Currently, the reaction of 3-hydroxyflavone with methyl cinnamate and catalyzed by TADDOLs is being investigated because of the antitumor properties of one of the products. Ultimately, Thomas will help bridge the loop between computational methods and improving catalyst design.


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Alex Hino

Alex Hino


Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering, Room 530
Email: ahino16@bu.edu

2016 B.A. Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics; Boston University
Joined May 2015


RESEARCH INTERESTS


Alex is interested in the characterization of organic probes. Currently investigating the mechanisms that allow Di-ANEPPS to function as a voltage-sensitive dye. Di-ANEPPS are a type of small organic probe which can be used like green fluorescent protein without causing changes to the surrounding environment due to the probe's size.

Manav Kumar

Manav Kumar


Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering, Room 530
Email: makumar@bu.edu

2015 B.S. Chemistry; New York University
Joined December 2016


RESEARCH INTERESTS


Manav focuses on parameterizing model Hamiltonians for various photosynthetic complexes as well as organic dyes that are used in photovoltaic cells.

Albert Lamonda

Albert Lamonda


Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering, Room 530
Email: alamonda@bu.edu

2016 B.S. Chemistry; Plymouth State University
Joined August 2017


RESEARCH INTERESTS


Albert is relatively new to the Coker Group and is still finding his way with a project. He hasn't yet provided research interests for this page, but he seems interested in collaborative interdisciplinary projects with wide-ranging impacts.

Justin Provazza

Justin Provazza


Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering, Room 530
Email: justinap@bu.edu

2015 B.S. Biotechnology; Plymouth State University
Joined September 2015


RESEARCH INTERESTS


Justin is interested in the development and implementation of accurate and efficient quantum dynamics algorithms. Currently, Justin is working on developing methods to compute nonlinear electronic spectra in open quantum systems. This methodology will be used to gain an understanding of mechanisms that nature employs to optimize excitation energy transfer processes in natural photosynthetic light-harvesting systems, as well as how they manifest in 2D electronic spectra.


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Dorothy J. Dog


Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering, Room 530
Email: djdog@baddogz.org

Joined October 2015


RESEARCH INTERESTS


Dorothy is interested in the development of ultrafast food-stealing techniques. Ultimately, these methods will be used to frustrate graduate students and post-docs alike. Dorothy has also been working on side projects consisting of bullying her sister and going to the bathroom in inconvenient locations.

Phryne A. Dog


Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering, Room 530

Joined October 2015


RESEARCH INTERESTS


Phryne is the meek one.

The Coker Group is always interested in recruiting new postdoctoral researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students. If you are interested, please send your CV to coker@bu.edu. Ability to work with dogs (and humans) is a plus.

FORMER GROUP MEMBERS

MiKyung Lee

Mi Kyung Lee


Email: mlee03@bu.edu

2008 B.A. Chemistry and Physics; Wesleyan University
Joined September 2011
Defended August 2017

Brendan Mattingly

Brendan Mattingly


Email: bmatt@bu.edu

2009 B.S. Biochemistry; The Florida State University
Joined January 2013
Defended May 2018

Juan Manual Ortiz Sanchez

Dr. Juan Manual Ortiz Sanchez


Email: jmortiz@bu.edu

2005 B.Sc. Chemistry with Honors; Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
2009 Ph.D. Computational and Theoretical Chemistry with Honors; Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
Postdoctoral Associate at The Coker Group from January 2015 to December 2016