Ph.D. (Chemistry) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2003
(Chemistry) University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1996
Dr. Quenneville joined Spectral Sciences as a Senior Scientist in July 2008. His prior research includes theoretical work on gas, liquid, solid and protein systems. As a National Security Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he studied high explosives initiation and shock induced damage in metals, and began development of a theoretical method for condensed phase quantum control using direct dynamics. During an earlier postdoctoral appointment at UC-Davis, Dr. Quenneville used a combined DFT/classical electrostatics approach to help propose a new mechanism for proton pumping in the respiratory enzyme, cytochrome c oxidase. His graduate work involved the use of multi-state direct quantum dynamics to investigate organic photochemistry in the gas phase.