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Julio C. de Paula

Professor of Chemistry

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I am a Professor of Chemistry and a member of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program at Lewis & Clark College. I also teach in our Exploration and Discovery Program.

Teaching

I have taught courses in general chemistry, physical chemistry, instrumental analysis, biophysical chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, nanoscience, and writing.

Professional Experience

I joined the faculty of Haverford College in 1989. In 2005 I moved to Lewis & Clark College as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Chemistry. From 2010 to 2013 I was an Associate Vice President & Director of Special Projects. While on professional leave from 2010 to 2012, I was a Program Director in the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation.

I have received a Christian and Mary Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. In 2005 I was the Knapp Visiting Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of San Diego.

Research

My research in photosynthesis and nanoscience involves undergraduates and has been supported by grants from private foundations and federal agencies. My textbooks of physical chemistry, co-authored with Professor Peter Atkins of Oxford University, are adopted widely by universities around the world.

Recent publications

  • Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Structure, and Change, 10th Edition, P.W. Atkins and J.C. de Paula, Oxford University Press (2014).
  • Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change, 2nd Edition, P.W. Atkins, J.C. de Paula, and R. Friedman, Oxford University Press (2014).
  • Elements of Physical Chemistry, 6th Edition, P.W. Atkins and J.C. de Paula, Oxford University Press (2013).
  • Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences, 2nd Edition, P.W. Atkins and J.C. de Paula, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York (2011).
  • Effects of O2, Xe, and Gating on the Photoconductivity and Persistent Photoconductivity of Porphyrin Nanorods, C.K. Riley, E.A. Muller, B.E. Feldman, C.M. Cross, K.L. Van Aken, D.A. Johnston, Y. Lu, A.T. Johnson, J.C. de Paula, and W.F. Smith, Journal of Physical Chemistry C  114, 19227-19233 (2010).

Recent presentations

  • Science in the Service of Society: Seven Challenges for Educators. The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH (2013). 
  • Science in the Service of Society: Seven Challenges for Innovators. Jean Wilson Day Memorial Lecture. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ (2012). 
  • Science in the Service of Society: Seven Challenges for Higher Education. Keynote address at the rededication of Ebaugh Laboratories. Denison University, Granville, OH (2011).

Academic Credentials

Ph. D. 1987 Yale University

B.A. 1982 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 

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Julio de Paula’s office is located in room 219 of Olin.

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Julio C. de Paula Professor of Chemistry

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