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Christopher Stopera, Ph.D

Dr. Christopher Stopera
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Physical Chemistry (Theoretical)

Mail Box: UNA Box 5049
Office Room: 452 Science and Engineering Technology Building
Office Telephone: (256) 765-4479
Email: cstopera@una.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Chemistry, North Dakota State University, 2008; B.S., Chemistry, Rhodes College, 1999
Classes taught: General Chemistry CH 111, CH 111L; General Chemistry CH 112L; Applied Physical Chemistry CH 341, CH 341L; Physical Chemistry CH 381, CH 381L, CH 382, CH 382L

Recent publications:

  • P. M. Mclaurin , A. J. Privett , C. Stopera , T. V. Grimes , A. Perera , J. A. Morales. "In honour of N. Yngve Öhrn: surveying proton cancer therapy reactions with Öhrn's electron nuclear dynamics method. Aqueous clusters radiolysis and DNA-base damage by proton collisions." Molecular Physics 2015, 113, 297–313.
  • C. J. Stopera, T. V. Grimes, P. M. McLaurin, A. J. Privett, J. A. Morales. "Some recent developments in the simplest-level electron nuclear dynamics method: theory, code implementation, and applications to chemical dynamics." Advances in Quantum Chemistry 2013, 66, 113–194.
  • C. J. Stopera, B. Maiti, J. A. Morales. "Dynamics H+ + NO(vi = 0) → H+ + NO(vf = 0–2) at ELab = 30 eV with Canonical and Morse Coherent States." Chemical Physics Letters 2012, 551, 42–49.
  • C. Stopera, B. Maiti, T. V. Grimes, P. M. McLaurin, J. A. Morales. "Dynamics of H+ + CO  at ELab = 30 eV." Journal of Chemical Physics 2012, 136, 054304.
  • C. Stopera, B. Maiti, T. V. Grimes, P. M. McLaurin, J. A. Morales. "Dynamics of H+ + N2 at ELab = 30 eV." Journal of Chemical Physics 2011, 134, 224308.

Recent presentations:

  • C. J. Stopera, P. M. McLaurin, J. A. Morales. “Application of Coherent States for the Analysis of Scattering Dynamics “ Poster Presentation: 11th International Workshop on Quantum Reactive Scattering, Santa Fe, NM, United States, July 17–21, 2011.

Professional Certifications and Memberships:
American Chemical Society
Alabama Academy of Science