Meet Olaseni Sode
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Education: 2006 Morehouse College, B.S., B.A.
2012 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D.
Courses Taught: General Chemistry Lecture
General Chemistry Lab
Physical Chemistry Lecture
Physical Chemistry Lab
Applied Physical Chemistry
Career Specialties: Olaseni Sode specializes in theoretical and computational chemistry. Current efforts in his lab are aimed at the development of many-body ab initio potentials to understand the electronic and vibrational structure of carbon dioxide systems.
Professional and Community Activities: Sode’s background is in the development of theoretical chemistry methods, which can predict the condensed phase behavior of molecular crystals such as ice, solid carbon dioxide and solid hydrogen fluoride. Some of his more recent research has been focused on utilizing these methods to understand multiscale chemical phenomena, such as ATP hydrolysis in actin filaments and proton transport in hydrogenase proteins. Sode has published peer-reviewed scientific articles and has supervised undergraduate students who have presented at national and regional scientific conferences.
Honors and Awards: 2017 McKnight Junior Faculty Development Fellow
2017 Jim Talman New Investigator Award, Sanibel Symposium
2015 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow