Title: Senior Lecturer
Company: Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Location: Stony Brook, New York, United States
Fernando O. Raineri, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science.
Dr. Raineri became involved in his career because he was always interested in how chemical reactions occur, and is now a senior lecturer with Stony Brook University, affiliated with the State University of New York. His research is focused on the study of time-dependent processes in liquids and solutions, an important goal being to understand them at the microscopic level. One of the aims of Dr. Rainer’s work is to better understand the influence of environment on complex photoreactive systems, which can impact future technologies looking to harness the power of the sun.
Dr. Raineri earned a PhD with the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina, which has produced four Nobel Prize Laureates. Since joining Stony Brook University for postdoctoral coursework, Dr. Raineri has been honored with a 2013 Provost’s Outstanding Lecturer Award from Stony Brook for his contributions. He has consistently produced papers on the complex interactions of physical and general chemistry.
Dr. Raineri’s basic tools are the techniques of modern nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, with a major emphasis in developing simple but accurate approximations that do not require extensive computations. The current work he does is directed at understanding the influence of the solvent, through equilibrium and nonequilibrium salvation, on the rates of electron transfer and of bond-breaking and bond-forming reactions in solution. Dr. Raineri has collaborated with many scientists in his field to produce advancements in thermodynamic perturbation theory, Debye-Huckel theory, and other sophisticated applications of materials science.
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