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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Bruce R. Johnson
Research Professor
Research Professor in Chemistry
 
e-mail:johnson@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. magna cum laude Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics (1975) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ph.D. Chemistry (1981) University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
 
Primary Department
   Department of Chemistry
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Smalley-Curl Institute
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    Information at NSF
     

    Theory, Models and Computational Methods Program


    Phone: 703-292-2698


    Email:  brjohnso@nsf.gov

     
    Websites
     Bruce Johnson Home Page
     Bruce Johnson Home Page
     Johnson Home Page
     
    Research Areas
     Nanophotonics, surface-enhanced Raman scattering and optical activity, nanoparticle dielectrophoresis, boundary integral equations, wavelets in quantum and electrodynamic propagation, linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy, atomic and molecular physics
     
    Research Interests 30-JAN-2018
     

    The recent research in the Johnson group has been on multiscale computations, theoretical chemistry and surface-enhanced spectroscopies such as Raman scattering (SERS), fluorescence (SEF) and Raman optical activity (SEROA). A stint at the NSF covered the broader areas of nanochemistry and chemical theory. Johnson's current interests include improving wavelet basis techniques for describing local fields surrounding plasmonic nanoparticles, dimerization reactions for ligands attached to these nanoparticles, and formation of conducting chains of single-walled carbon nanotubes due to RF electric field radiated from a Tesla coil (Teslaphoresis). The forces in chain formation are not completely understood, and electromagnetic simulations are being implemented to investigate them.

     
    Teaching Areas
     molecular spectroscopy
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    L. R. Boenhoeft, A. C. Castillo, P. R. Smalley, C. Kittrell, D. K. James, B. E. Brinson, T. R. Rybolt, B. R. Johnson, T. K. Cherukuri and P. Cherukuri "Teslaphoresis of Carbon Nanotubes." ACS Nano, 10 (2016) : 4873-4881.

     
     

    R. Acavedo, R. L. Lombardini, N. J. Halas, and B. R. Johnson "Plasmonic enhancement of Raman optical activity in molecules near metal nanoshells." J. Phys. Chem. A, 113 (2009) : 13173-13183.Unknown

     
     

    R. Acevedo, R. Lombardini, and B. R. Johnson "Matrix-free application of Hamiltonian operators in Coifman wavelet bases." J. Chem. Phys., 132 (2010) : 244112.Unknown

     
     

    R. L. Lombardini, R. Acevedo, A. Kuczala, K. Keys, C. P. Goodrich, and B. R. Johnson "Higher-order wavelet reconstruction/differentiation filters and Gibbs phenomena." J. Comp. Phys., 305 (2016) : 4873-4881.Unknown

     
     

    R. L. Lombardini, R. Acevedo, N. J. Halas, and B. R. Johnson "Plasmonic enhancement of Raman optical activity in molecules near metal nanoshells: Theoretical comparison of circular polarization methods." J. Phys. Chem. C, 114 (2010) : 7390-7400.Unknown

     
     

    Lindsey R. Bornhoeft,Aida C. Castillo, Preston R. Smalley, Carter Kittrell, Dustin K. James, Bruce E. Brinson, Thomas R. Rybolt, Bruce R. Johnson, Tonya K. Cherukuri, and Paul Cherukuri "Teslaphoresis of Carbon Nanotubes." ACS Nano (submitted)Submitted

     
     

    Richard Lombardini, Ramiro Acevedo, Alexander Kuczala, Kerry P. Keys, Carl P. Goodrich, Bruce R. Johnson "Higher-oder wavelet reconstruction/differentiation filters and Gibbs phenomena." Journal of Computational Physics, 305: 244-262.

     
     

    C. D. Griffin, R. Acevedo, D. W. Massey, J. L. Kinsey and B. R. Johnson "Multimode wavelet basis calculations via the molecular self-consistent-field plus configuration-interaction method." J. Chem. Phys., 124 (2006) : 134105.

     
     

    D. K. Sparks and B. R. Johnson "Two-dimensional quantum propagation using wavelets in space and time." J. Chem. Phys., 125 (2006) : 114104.

     
     

    D. W. Massey, R. Acevedo and B. R. Johnson "Additions to the class of symmetric-antisymmetric multiwavelets: Derivation and use as quantum basis functions." J. Chem. Phys., 124 (2006) : 014101.

     
     

    J. W. Gibson and B. R. Johnson "Density matrix calculation of surface enhanced Raman scattering for p-mercaptoaniline on silver nanoshells." J. Chem. Phys., 124 (2006) : 064701.

     
     

    S. W. Bishnoi, C. J. Rozell, C. S. Levin, M. K. Gheith, B. R. Johnson, D. H. Johnson and N. J. Halas "All-Optical Nanoscale pH Meter." NanoLetters, 6 (2006) : 1687-1692.

     
     Articles
     

    R. Acevedo, R. Lombardini and B. R. Johnson, "Matrix-Free Application of Hamiltonian Operators in Coifman Wavelet Bases," J. Chem. Phys. 132, 244112 (2010)

     
     

    R. Lombardini, R. Acevedo, N. J. Halas and B. R. Johnson, "Plasmonic Enhancement of Raman Optical Activity in Molecules Near Metal Nanoshells: Theoretical Comparison of Circular Polarization Methods," J. Phys. Chem. C (Martin Moskovits Festschrift) 114, 7390-7400 (2010)

     
     

    E. K. Lewis, W. C. Haaland, F. Nguyen, D. A. Heller, M. J. Allen, R. R. MacGregor, C. S. Berger, B. Willingham, L. A. Burns, G. B. I. Scott, C. Kittrell, B. R. Johnson, R. F. Curl and M. L. Metzker "Color Blind Fluorescence Detection for Four-Color DNA Sequencing." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 102 (2005) : 5346-5351.

     
     

    H. Wang, R. Acevedo, H. Molle, J. L. Mackey, J. L. Kinsey and B. R. Johnson "Multiscale quantum propagation using compact support wavelets in space and time." J. Chem. Phys., 121 (2004) : 7647-7657.

     
     

    A. Maloney, Kinsey, J., Johnson, B. "Wavelets in curvilinear coordinate quantum calculations: H2+ electronic states." J. Chem. Phys., 117 (2002) : 3548-3557.

     
     

    Thierry A. Wasserman, Patrick H. Vaccaro, Johnson, B. "The influence of finite bandwidth excitation sources in degenerate four-wave mixing spectroscopy." J. Chem. Phys., 116 (2002) : 10099-10121.

     
     Other
     

    Bruce R Johnson, Carter Kittrell, Paul Cherukuri "Theory of Forces in Teslaphoresis of Carbon Nanotubes." To be submittedUnknown

     
     

    Bruce R. Johnson, Jeffrey L. Mackey, and James L. Kinsey "Solution of Cartesian and Curvilinear Quantum Equations via Multiwavelets on the Interval." J. Comp. Phys., 168 (2000) : 356-383.

     
     

    Jeffrey L. Mackey, Bruce R. Johnson, Linh D. Le, Carter Kittrell, and James L. Kinsey "Resonance Raman Spectroscopy in the Dissociative A Band of Nitrosyl Chloride." J. Chem. Phys., 114 (2001) : 6631-6640.

     
     

    B. R. Johnson "Multiwavelet Moments and Projection Prefilters." IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, 11 (November 2000) : 3100-3108.

     
     

    B. R. Johnson and J. L. Kinsey "Quadrature Prefilters for the Discrete Wavelet Transform." IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, 48 (March 2000) : 873-875.

     
     

    B. R. Johnson, J. P. Modisette, P. A. Nordlander, and J. L. Kinsey "Quadrature integration for orthogonal wavelet systems." J. Chem. Phys., 110 (1999) : 8309-8317.

     
     

    C.-W. Hsiao, L. D. Le, E. S. Lotfi, C. Kittrell, J. L. Kinsey, and B. R. Johnson "Quantum Signatures of Unstable Dynamics in the Photodissociation of Ozone."  (1999) : 193-197.

     
     

    B. R. Johnson, B.-Y. Chang, C.-W. Hsiao, L. Le, and J. L. Kinsey "Temperature dependence and dynamical instability in the Hartley absorption system of ozone." Journal of Chemical Physics, 108 (1998) : 7670-7678.

     
     

    J. L. Kinsey and B. R. Johnson "Angular distributions of products in the photodissociation of diatomic molecules." Journal of Physical Chemistry, 102 (1998) : 9660-9665.

     
     

    T. A. W. Wasserman, P. H. Vaccaro, and B. R. Johnson "Degenerate four-wave mixing spectroscopy as a probe of orientation and alignment in molecular systems." Journal of Chemical Physics, 108 (1998) : 7713-7738.

     
     

    T. Muller, T. A. W. Wasserman, P. H. Vaccaro, and B. R. Johnson "Anisotropy-induced polarization effects in degenerate four-wave mixing spectroscopy: A new scheme for probing molecular orientation and alignmentmolecular orientation and alignmentmolecular orientation and alignment." Journal of Chemical Physics, 108 (1998) : 4-7.

     
    Creative Works
     Other - Rice Quantum Institute Brochure 2003
     
     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    "Density matrix calculation of surface enhanced Raman scattering for p-mercaptoaniline on silver nanoshells." Nanoscience Workshop at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, University of Arkansas Little Rock. (May 2006) With J. W. Gibson

     
     

    PI.  "Mixed Time-Frequency Quantum Propagation Using Compact Support Wavelets,." American Mathematical Society, Athens, OH (USA). (March 2004) With H. Wang, R. Acevedo, H. Molle, J. L. Mackey, J. L. Kinsey and B. R. Johnson

     
     

    PI.  "Multiscale Quantum Propagation Using Compact Support Wavelets in Space and Time,." Telluride Symposium on Dynamics and Many Body Theory, Telluride, CO. (August 2004) With H. Wang, R. Acevedo, H. Molle, J. L. Mackey, J. L. Kinsey and B. R. Johnson

     
     

    "Molecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Dynamics and Wavelet Technology." Department of Chemistry, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, TX. (Feb. 2003)

     
     

    "Wavelet Solution of the Schr┐dinger Equation." Department of Chemistry, Division of Physical Chemistry, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, TX. (Feb, 2003)

     
     

    "Wavelet Basis Calculation of Wannier Functions." Southwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference 2002, University of Houston. (Nov 2002) With Stephen D. Clow

     
     Lectures
     

    "Wavelet Basis Calculation of Wannier Functions." 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (Mar, 2003) With Stephen D. Clow

     
     Other
     

    "Science and Engineering Pursuits at the Rice Quantum Institute." Applied Sciences, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas. (10/12/01)

     
     

    "Solution of Cartesian and Curvilinear Quantum Equatios via Multiwavelets on the Interval ." American Mathematical Society National Conference, New Orleans, LA. (1/12/01)

     
     

    "Molecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Dynamics, and Wavelet Technology." Dept. of Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT. (April 2000)

     
     

    "Molecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Dynamics, and Wavelet Technology." Dept. of Chemistry, New York University, New York. (April 2000)

     
     

    "Solution of Cartesian and Curvilinear Quantum Equations via Multiwavelets on the Interval." Southwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, College Station, TX. (November 2000)

     
     

    "Quantum Signatures of Unstable Dynamics in the Photodissociation of Ozon." IMACS Conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena: Computation and Theory, Athens, GA. (Apr. 1999)

     
     

    "Quantum Signatures of Unstable Dynamics in the Photodissociation of Ozone." 3rd IMACS|IEEE International Multiconference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers, Athens, Greece. (July 1999) With C.-W. Hsiao, L. D. Le, E. S. Lotfi, C. Kittrell, J. L. Kinsey

     
     

    "Probing Molecular Orientation and Alignment through Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing Techniques." American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. (Nov 1998) With T. Muller, T. A. W. Wasserman, and P. H. Vaccaro

     
     

    "Temperature Dependence and Dynamical Instability in the Hartley Absorption System in Ozone." American Chemical Society National Convention, Boston, MA, USA. (August 1998) With B.-Y. Chang, C.-W. Hsiao, L. Le, and J. L. Kinsey

     
     

    "Wavelet Systems as Multiresolution Quantum Mechanical Bases." American Chemical Society National Conference, Dallas, TX, USA. (March 1998) With J. P. Modisette, P. J. Nordlander, and J. L. Kinsey

     
     Workshops
     

    "Wavelets in Quantum Dynamics, summer school lectures.." KINet Summer School on Mathematical and Computational Methods in Quantum Dynamics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, August 16-20, 2013.. (August 16-19, 2013)

     
    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Joshua Gibson, MS, Physics Density Matrix Calculation of Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering for Silver Nanoshells Coated with p-Mercaptoaniline. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Ramiro Acevedo, Ph.D. Compact Support Wavelet Representations for Solution of Quantum and Electromagnetic Equations: Eigenvalues and Dynamics. (2010) (Thesis Director)