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John T. Yi

Position: Professor of Chemistry Department: Department of Chemistry

Contact Info

Office: 311 W.B. Atkinson Science Bldg. Phone: 336-750-2218 Fax: 336-750-2549


John T. Yi received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from University of Pittsburgh in 2005, under the direction of Professor David Pratt. His research concentrated on gas phase studies of biologically relevant molecules and their various complexes. These studies provided detailed information in the determination of stable molecular geometry(s) or the structural environment of solvated molecules. After completing the degree he did postdoctoral work at the Ohio State University in 2005-06, with Professor Terry Miller in the Department of Chemistry. He also spent a short time at Stanford University as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), in 2006. At WSSU, his research involves molecular spectroscopy employing state-of-the-art high-resolution spectroscopic techniques (in the terahertz (THz), and ultraviolet (UV) spectral regions) to obtain quantitative information about the structures and dynamics of large biomolecules.

Educational Background

  • PhD, Physical Chemistry, 2005, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Chemistry, 1992, La Roche College

Research and Project Interests

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Theoretical Chemistry