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Karl Johnson

Karl Johnson

University of Pittsburgh

J. Karl Johnson received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University in chemical engineering. He earned his Ph.D., also in chemical engineering, from Cornell University. He was a National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory before joining the University of Pittsburgh, where he is currently the William Kepler Whiteford Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the National Energy Technology Laboratory and co-director of the Center for Molecular and Materials Simulations at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include adsorption and transport of fluids in nanoporous materials, hydrogen storage in porous media and metal hydrides, solubility of polymers in liquid and supercritical carbon dioxide, and atomic-level processes on surfaces. He uses the tools of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to perform molecular simulations of complex systems, giving detailed information that complements experimental work and leading to predictions of new phenomena. He is the author of over 70 research articles, several of which are joint experimental/theoretical papers in collaboration with Professor Yates.

Books by Karl Johnson

Molecular Physical Chemistry for Engineers
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