CHRISTOPHER A. PARR
Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of Texas at Dallas Phone: (972) 883-2485
Programs in Chemistry M/S BE26 Fax: (972) 883-2925
Richardson, TX 75083-0688 E-mail: [email protected]
Education and Experience
1962 B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
1969 Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, California Inst. of Technology
1969 University of California, Irvine (D.L. Bunker, deceased)
1970 University of Toronto (J.C. Polanyi, Nobel Laureate)
1971-2001 University of Texas at Dallas
1980-1987 College Master, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
1986-1987 Associate Dean, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
1987-1994 Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Fields of Teaching Specialization
Physical Chemistry General Chemistry Computer Art
Atmospheric Chemistry Calculus Computer Graphics
Educational Technology and its integration into university curricula. How the efficiencies of the computer can be brought to bear on higher education pedagogy to simultaneously interest contemporary students and release faculty time. Multimedia computer assisted learning. The role of simulation in student-directed instruction.
Scientific visualization as a tool for both research and teaching. Incorporation of high resolution graphics in chemistry teaching and research.
Theoretical reaction dynamics via wavepacket and classical trajectory studies. The breakdown of detailed predictions of classical mechanics in molecular motion and the retention of averaged predictions with respect to quantal dynamics.
C.W. Eaker and C.A. Parr, "Optimization of diatomic state mixing in Diatomics-In-Molecules theory: the CHn potential-energy surface," J. Chem. Phys., 64, 1322 (1976).
C.A. Parr and J.L. Rookstool, "Classical Stretching Dynamics in Methylene," J. Phys. Chem., 13, 963 (1979).
The University of Texas at Dallas
PO Box 830688 M/S BE2.6
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
Voice: (972) 883-2485
Fax: (972) 883-2925
BBS: (972) 883-2168 -2932 (V.34) until 15 July 2001
Email: [email protected]