Makenzie Long

Assistant Professor

Manion Annex 126

(501) 450-3152

Dr. Makenzie Long is a computational chemist with research interests in condensed phase chemistry. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Kansas State University in 2009 and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 2014. Her Ph.D. research used theoretical quantum chemistry methods to model proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET), which has applications in biological catalysis and energy conversion processes. As a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California Merced (2014-2017), Dr. Long used combined quantum/classical computational methods to study electronic excitations of aqueous chromophores and investigated unphysical peak-shifting predicted by real-time time-dependent density functional theory. Her current research aims to understand the interactions of DNA with functionalized surfaces via hydrated metal cations using classical molecular dynamics simulations and combined quantum/classical binding energy calculations. As a lecturer at the University of California, Dr. Long developed active-learning based teaching materials for an undergraduate quantum chemistry and spectroscopy course.


Syllabi for Courses Taught

College Chemistry II: Long, CHEM 1451, Fall 2019

College Chemistry I: Long, CHEM 1450, Spring 2019

Physical Chemistry I: Long, CHEM 4450, Fall 2018

College Chemistry I: Long, CHEM 1450, Summer I 2018