Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Richard Gee

Reaction Dynamics Deputy Scientific Capability Leader
Materials Science Division

 +1 925-423-1177

University of Utah
Weber State University

Research Interests

My research interests focus on understanding the relation between atomistic interactions and their acroscopic properties, how and why ordered structures emerge in otherwise disordered soft materials, and nanoscale composite material systems using multiple simulation techniques, including quantum and statistical mechanics, molecular dynamics, Brownian dynamics, Monte Carlo, and dissipative particle dynamics methods to bridge molecular processes to macroscopic phenomena. Additionally, it is hoped that by elucidation of the controlling physical and chemical mechanisms of such systems, that control and design may be facilitated. The development and understanding of such relationships is of great importance in addressing issues relevant to the DOE stockpile stewardship.

Recent Publications

Roszak, S., R. H. Gee, K. Balasubramanian, and L. E. Fried, “Molecular Interactions of TATB Clusters,” Chem. Phys. Lett. (accepted).

Gee, R. H., and L. E. Fried, “Ultrafast Crystallization of Polar Polymer Melts,” J. Chem. Phys. 118 3827 (2003).

Manaa, M. R., R. H. Gee, and L. E. Fried “Internal Rotation of Amino and Nitro Groups in TATB: MP2 versus DFT (B3LYP),” J. Phys. Chem. A 106 8806 (2002).

Gee, R. H., L. E. Fried, and R. C. Cook, “Structure of Chlorotrifluoroethylene/Vinylidene Fluoride Random Copolymers and Homopolymers by Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” Macromolecules 34, 3050 (2001).

Gee, R. H., and D. Henderson, “The Correlation Functions of a Suspension of Large Particles in Amorphous Polybutadiene: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study,” Journal of Colloidal and Interface Science 232, 39 (2000).

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