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Roger F. Loring


Baker Laboratory, Room 218

Educational Background

  • Postdoc, University of Rochester
  • PhD, Stanford University
  • BS, University of California, Davis


The Loring Group develops statistical mechanical methods to study molecular motions and dynamical processes including reaction kinetics, transport, and spectroscopy.


Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, dynamical processes in liquids, nonlinear spectroscopy


  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Graduate Fields

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Computational Science and Engineering


The dynamics of molecules in condensed phases control phenomena ranging from biological processes to the course of liquid phase chemical reactions to the mechanical properties of materials. Our group develops theoretical methods for interpreting and predicting the motions of both small molecules and macromolecules in the liquid state. A principal research area is the development of semiclassical approximations to quantum mechanics that can be applied to the interpretation of multidimensional infrared spectroscopy of biomolecules.