Chemistry and Biochemistry

Daniel H. Ess

Daniel Ess

Office: C403 BNSN
Office Phone: 801-422-9164


Additional Research Areas: Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

BS, Brigham Young University (2000)

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (2007)

Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Materials and Process Simulation Center (2007-2009)

Postdoctoral Scholar, The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida (2007-2009)

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Energy Frontier Research Center: Solar Fuels and Next Generation Photovoltaics (2009-2010)

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Curriculum Vitae

Creator of BYU CHEM CAMP for children

Member of The Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalization

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My group uses and develops computational chemistry tools to discover reaction mechanisms, reactivity principles, and design catalysts that are experimentally realized.


Research supported by ACS Petroleum Research Foundation, Department of Energy, The State of Utah, Chevron-Phillips Chemical Co., and National Institutes of Health