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Prof. Mark Baker

Prof. Mark Baker
Office: MacNaughton 122

Phone: 519-824-4120 ext: 58637 / Fax: 519-766-1499
Current Research:
My interest is in computational and quantum mechanical calculations related to nanostructures. Principally my research is aimed at evolving new insights into the structure and properties of ionic nanostructures. This is achieved via a combination of DFT (Density Functional Theory) methods and new theories involving Madelung Constant Determinations.  The latter demands an excellent understanding of Inorganic Solid State Chemistry and an ability to program in an advanced language (e.g., Fortran, Visual Basic and/or C++).
Journal of Chemical Education Article/Cover
J. Chem. Ed. Cover showing view through a zeolote
Professor Mark Baker's article in the Journal of Chemical Education earns front page recognition. The article is titled "Teaching Nanochemistry: Madelung Constants of Nanocrystals".
See also "Madelung Constants of Nanoparticles and Nanosurfaces" A. D. Baker and M. D. Baker*, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, New York 11367, and Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113 (33), pp 1479314797
DOI: 10.1021/jp905015u