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  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2005.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 1998.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire: Sept 2009 - present.
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY: Sept 2008 - Aug 2009.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS: Mar 2006 - Aug 2008.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI: Apr 2005 - Mar 2006.

Selected Publications

  • Morales, C. M.; Thompson, W. H. “Molecular-Level Mechanisms of Vibrational Frequency Shifts in a Polar Liquid”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2011, 115, 7597-7605. [Abstract]
  • Greuel, J. R.; Witte, D. K.; Morales, C. M.; Wiegel, K. N. “Supramolecular main-chain liquid crystalline polymers and networks with competitive hydrogen bonding”,Liquid Crystals, 2010, 37, 1127-1131. [Abstract]
  • Morales, C. M.; Thompson, W. H. “Simulations of Infrared Spectra of Nanoconfined Liquids:
    Acetonitrile Confined in Nanoscale, Hydrophilic Silica Pores”, Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
    2009, 113 (10), 1922–1933. [Abstract]
  • Morales, C. M.; Thompson, W. H. “Umbrella Sampling of Solute Vibrational Lineshifts in Mixed Quantum-Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations”, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2008, 112, 313-320. [Abstract]
  • Uddin, J.; Morales, C. M.; Maynard, J. H.; Landis, C. R. “Computational Studies of Metal-
    Ligand Bond Enthalpies Across the Transition Metal Series”, Organometallics 2006, 25, 5566-
    5581. [Abstract]

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