Robie, Daniel

Curriculum Vitae
Assistant Professor
Chemistry

Phone: 718-262-2669
Office Location: AC-3F01
robie@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  University of Illinois at Chicago  Chemistry  1987 
BA  Reed College  Chemistry  1975 

I study gas phase molecular reaction dynamics, vibrational energy transfer, photodissociation, chemical reactions, and the spectroscopy of gases using cavity ring-down spectroscopy, a laser-based technique. I am currently working on the weak absorption in the visible of hydrogen and its isotopomers.

Areas of Expertise

molecular reaction dynamics
photodissociation
cavity ring-down spectroscopy
astrochemistry
atmospheric chemistry
laser spectroscopy
hydrogen

Articles in Field Of Expertise

D.C. Robie. "Effects of intercollisional interference on line strengths in the 3-0 quadrupole band of H2." Chemical Physics Letters. 428 2006: 39-41.

D.C. Robie and J.T. Hodges. "Line positions and line strengths for the 3-0 electric quadrupole band of H2 1+g." Journal of Chemical Physics. 124 2006: 024307-12.

N. Seiser and D.C. Robie. "Pressure broadening in the oxygen b singlet sigma g +(v = 1) - X triplet sigma g -(v = 0) band measured by cavity ring-down spectroscopy." Chemical Physics Letters. 282 1998: 263-7.

S.A. Reid, D.C. Robie and H. Reisler. "Fluctuations in the unimolecular decomposition of jet-cooled NO2: Implications for overlapping resonances and the transition state." Journal of Chemical Physics. 100 1994: 4256-71.

M. Hunter, S.A. Reid, D.C. Robie and H. Reisler. "The monoenergetic unimolecular reaction of expansion-cooled NO2: NO product state distributions at excess energies of 0 to 3000 cm-1." Journal of Chemical Physics. 99 1993: 1093-1108.

J. Brandon, S.A. Reid, D.C. Robie and H. Reisler. "Experimental probes of dissociative states: Fano profiles in the state-specific dissociation of FNO." Journal of Chemical Physics. 97 1992: 5246-91.

M. Hunter, D.C. Robie, J. Bates and H. Reisler. "Product state distributions in the photodissociation of expansion-cooled NO2 near the NO(X doublet pi) v=1 threshold." Chemical Physics Letters. 193 1992: 413-22.

D.C. Scott, J. de Juan, D.C. Robie, D. Schwartz-Lavi and H. Reisler. "The reactions of C(1D) with H2 and HCl: Product state excitations, -doublet propensities and branching ratios." Journal of Physical Chemistry. 96 1992: 2509-18.

D.C. Robie, J. de Juan and H. Reisler. "Assignment of the 278.2 nm peak of the CCl A-X system as the 0-0 P1 bandhead." Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. 150 1991: 296-9.

D.C. Robie, L.E. Jusinski and W.K. Bischel. "Generation of highly vibrationally excited H2 and detection by 2+1 resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionization." Applied Physics Letters. 56 1990: 722-4.

D.C. Robie, J.D. Buck and W.K. Bischel. "Bandwidth and tuning range of an ArF laser measured by 1+1 resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionization of NO." Applied Optics. 29 1990: 3961-5.

J.D. Buck, D.C. Robie, A.P. Hickman, D.J. Bamford and W.K. Bischel. "Two-photon excitation and excited-state absorption cross sections for H2 E,F singlet sigma g (v=6): measurement and calculation." Physical Review A. 39 1989: 3932-41.

D.C. Robie, S. Arepalli, N. Presser, T. Kitsopoulos and R.J. Gordon. "The intramolecular kinetic isotope effect for the reaction O(3P)+HD." Journal of Chemical Physics. 92 1990: 7382-93.

D.C. Robie, S. Arepalli, N. Presser, R.J. Gordon and T. Kitsopoulos. "Evidence for tunneling in the reaction O(3P) + HD." Chemical Physics Letters. 134 1987: 579-81.

B.C. Garrett, D.G. Truhlar, J.M. Bowman, A.F. Wagner, D. Robie, S. Arepalli, N. Presser and R.J. Gordon. "Ab initio predictions and experimental confirmation of large tunneling contributions to rate constants and kinetic isotope effects for hydrogen atom-transfer reactions." Journal of the American Chemical Society. 108 1986: 3515-6.

S. Arepalli, N. Presser, D. Robie and R.J. Gordon. "Detection of Cl atoms and HCl molecules by resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionization." Chemical Physics Letters. 118 1985: 88-92.

S. Arepalli, N. Presser, D. Robie and R.J. Gordon. "The detection of bromine atoms by resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionization." Chemical Physics Letters. 117 1985: 64-6.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Quantitative literacy in general education: models, examples, imperatives " February 2009: York College, New York, New York.

" Contravariant and covariant vectors " March 2008: York College, New York, New York.

" Effects of intercollisional interference on measured line strengths in the 30 quadrupole band of molecular hydrogen " March 2006: 231st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

" Atmospheric water absorption by cavity ring-down spectroscopy " May 2005: 53rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium of the New York Chemistry Students’ Association, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook.

" Lasers in chemistry " March 2004: New York City College of Technology, New York, New York.

" Cavity ring-down spectroscopy " November 2002: York College, New York, New York.

" Global warming " May 2002: Brooklyn College, New York.

" Cavity ring-down spectroscopy of diatomic molecules " October 1999: St. John’s University, New York, New York.

" Cavity ring-down spectroscopy of the 3-0 quadrupole overtone band of hydrogen " June 1999: 54th Ohio State University International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, Ohio.

" Pressure broadening in oxygen measured by cavity ring-down spectroscopy " March 1998: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

" Pressure broadening in the visible O2 B band measured by cavity ring-down spectroscopy " October 1997: Pacific Conference on Chemistry and Spectroscopy, Irvine, California.

" Pressure broadening in the visible O2 band by cavity ring-down spectroscopy " July 1997: Conference on the Dynamics of Molecular Collisions, Gull Lake, Minnesota.

" Pressure broadening of the O2 B band measured by cavity ring-down spectroscopy " June 1996: 51st Ohio State University International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, Ohio.

" Pressure broadening in visible O2 absorption bands by cavity ring-down spectroscopy " May 1996: 44th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium of the New York Chemistry Students’ Association, Wagner College, New York, New York.

" Absorption spectroscopy by the cavity ring-down technique " April 1995: Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.

" Photodissociation of cold NO2 near D0 " January 1992: Ninth Informal Symposium on Kinetics and Photochemical Processes in the Atmosphere, Los Angeles, California.

" Photodissociation of cold NO2 near threshold " September 1991: Seventh International Laser Science Meeting of the American Physical Society, Monterey, California.

" The reactions of C(1D) with H2 and HCl " June 1990: XIXth Informal Conference on Photochemistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

" Production of vibrationally excited H2 on surfaces " May 1989: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

" Generation and detection of highly vibrationally excited H2 " May 1989: Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois.

" Generation of H2(v = 4-11) and its laser spectroscopy " April 1989: 1989 Quantum Electronics Laser Science Conference of the Optical Society of America, Baltimore, Maryland.

" Laser-based detection of highly vibrationally excited H2 for plasma diagnostics " January 1989: OE/LASE ’89 sponsored by the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Los Angeles, California.

" Laser-based detection of highly vibrationally excited H2 for plasma diagnostics " November 1988: Meeting of the Optical Society of America, Santa Clara, California.

" Laser-based detection of highly vibrationally excited H2 for plasma diagnostics " October 1988: 41st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference of the American Physical Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

" Two-photon ionization of NO at 193 nm for ArF laser diagnostics " November 1987: Third International Laser Science Conference of the American Physical Society, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

" The intramolecular kinetic isotope effect for the reaction O(3P)+HD " June 1986: XVIIth Informal Conference on Photochemistry, Boulder, Colorado.

" A study of the intramolecular isotope effect in the reaction of O(3P) + HD " October 1985: Amoco/Chicago Area Poster Session, sponsored by Amoco Chemicals Company, Naperville, Illinois.

" The reaction of oxygen atoms with hydrogen molecules " June 1983: Conference on the Dynamics of Molecular Collisions, Gull Lake, Minnesota.

Grants-In-Aid

National Science Foundation, Noyce Mathematics and Science Teachers (MaST) Scholars Program. 2009-: $899,900.

City University of New York, York College-FDA Internships in Natural Sciences and Health Sciences. 2004: $34,944.

City University of New York, York College-FDA Internships in Natural Sciences and Health Sciences. 2003: $37,940.

City University of New York, Computerized analytical data acquisition. : $112,500.

PSC-CUNY Research Award Program, Cavity ring-down spectroscopy of quadrupole overtone bands in hydrogen. 2004: $4668.

PSC-CUNY Research Award Program, Cavity ring-down spectroscopy of quadrupole overtone bands in hydrogen. 2003: $3700.

Graduate Research Technology Initiative, The City University of New York, Laser diagnostic system. 2002: $77,436.

President’s Incentive Awards to Faculty for Sponsored Research, York College, Cavity ring-down spectroscopy of weak transitions and excited states. 2002: $2985.

Chancellor’s Fund, The City University of New York, Cavity ring-down spectroscopy of weak transitions and excited states. 2002: $35,000.

American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Foundation, Cross sections of weak absorptions by cavity ring-down spectroscopy. 1997-2001: $23,000.

Barnard College, Measuring the high overtone quadrupole spectrum of hydrogen. 1996: $1300.

Barnard College, Measuring the high overtone quadrupole spectrum of hydrogen. 1995: $1440.

American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Foundation, Tests of mode-selective chemistry in polyatomic molecules. 1994: $5000.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Treasurer, York College Sigma Xi: 2001-.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Review panel, Major Research Instrumentation Program, National Science Foundation: 2001.

Scientific Advisory Board, Holographic Medical Systems, Inc.: 995-2002.

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Robie, Daniel
 

Robie, Daniel
Assistant Professor
Chemistry