Dr. Preston J. MacDougall

Professor

Dr. Preston J. MacDougall
615-898-5265
Room 3051, Science Building (SCI)
MTSU Box X101, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., McMaster University (1989)
  • B.S., McMaster University (1983)

Areas of Expertise

Theoretical Chemistry

  • Development of Quantum Chemistry-Based Design Tools for Pharmacology and Molecular Electronics
  • Computation and Analysis of Electronic Charge and Momentum Distributions
  • Development of Models of Molecular Geometry and Chemical Reactivity
  • Use of Molecular Modeling in Chemical Education

Biography

Dr. MacDougall participates in both the Molecular Biosciences and the Computational Sciences Ph.D. programs at MTSU. His area of research is theoretical chemistry, with interests in the development of quantum chemistry-based design tools for pharmacology and molecular electronics (please see publication list). He is also engaged in the development of models of molecular geometry and chemical reactivity, and exploring the use of molecular modeling in chemical education. He has...

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Dr. MacDougall participates in both the Molecular Biosciences and the Computational Sciences Ph.D. programs at MTSU. His area of research is theoretical chemistry, with interests in the development of quantum chemistry-based design tools for pharmacology and molecular electronics (please see publication list). He is also engaged in the development of models of molecular geometry and chemical reactivity, and exploring the use of molecular modeling in chemical education. He has been an invited speaker at universities in Italy, Germany, China and Australia, as well as many here in the United States.

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Publications

  • MacDougall, P. J. and Levit, M. C. "A Synthesis of Fluid Dynamics and Quantum Chemistry in a Momentum-Space Investigation of Molecular Wires and Diodes", pp. 139 - 150 in Computational Studies, Nanotechnology, and Solution Thermodynamics of Polymer Systems, M. D. Dadmun, A. Van Hook, Y. Melnichenko, D. Noid and R. Sumpter (eds.), Kluwer Academic (2000).
  • MacDougall, P. J. and Henze, C. E. " Identification of molecular reactive sites with an interactive volume rendering tool", Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, vol. 105, pp. 345 - 353 (2001).