The Mueller Group At PSU

Research in the Mueller Group addresses the interfacial chemistry of materials (such as oxide glasses) and environmentally-important solids (including minerals, glasses, and clays). In particular, we focus on:

1) The development and utilization of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR) techniques, primarily driven by materials and environmental science questions that require advanced NMR tools

2) Studies of the reactivity of oxide surfaces, a complex scientific issue related to such technical considerations as stability of surfaces, weathering in either harsh or mild environments, and bonding of chemical species for industrial applications

3) Understanding the transport of pollutants in the environment

4) The use of cyberinfrastructure for increasing our scientific capabilities for knowledge discovery in chemistry, especially in the area of environmental kinetics measurements and modeling