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Scholarly Interest Report
         
B. Montgomery Pettitt
Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry
 
e-mail:bmp1@rice.edu
 
Primary Department
   Department of Chemistry
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Websites
 B. Montgomery Pettitt Webpage at UTMB
 
2010 statement
 

1) Development of methods for calculating internal conformational structure and interpreting conformational equilibria of biomolecules in aqueous environments.


(2) Stability and thermodynamics of DNA/RNA structures in solution and on surfaces both dielectric and metallic.


(3) Peptide/Protein folding via solution stability criteria. Theory of biomolecular solutions.


(4) Structural and thermodynamic description of molecular fluids, including water, ions, polar biomolecular solutes and other condensed phase systems via integral equation and density functional methods.


(5) Development of theoretical techniques for the description of the thermodynamics and structure of biomolecules as anisotropic fluids.


(6) Development of computer simulation methodology for material science and biotechnology.