Fernando D. Vila

Personal Data


Mailing Address

Date of birth: January 22, 1970
Box 351700
Place of birth: Montevideo, Uruguay
Department of Chemistry
Citizenship: Uruguayan
University of Washington


Seattle, WA 98195, USA


E-Mail: fdv@u.washington.edu

Education

BSc: Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay. Dec. 1991.
MSc: Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay. Dec. 1995.
PhD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Dec. 2000.

Positions Held

1991 - 1993 Research Assistant Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1993 - 1995 Research Fellow Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1995 - 1996 Andrew Mellon Fellow Dept. of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh.
1996 - 1999 Research Assistant Dept. of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh.
1999 - 2000 Andrew Mellon Fellow Dept. of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh.
2000 - 2001 Research Assistant Dept. of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh.
2001 - Research Associate Dept. of Chemistry, University of Washington.

Research Interests

Electronic Structure of Small Molecules: Excited States Properties and Reactions
Intermolecular Interactions: Hydrogen Bonding, Electric Properties and Model Potentials
Molecular Clusters: Structure and Spectroscopic Properties of Neutral and Charged Water Clusters
Software Development Initiatives: Parallel Programming on Computer Networks

Publications

  1. F. Vila, O.N. Ventura, J.A. Varela, E. Longo, "An AM1 Semiempirical Study of the Mechanism of Sintering for ZnO in the Presence of Water and Carbon Dioxide", J. Mol. Struct. (Theochem) 305 (1994) 175.
  2. J. Marc Pedulla, F. Vila , K.D. Jordan, "Binding Energy of the Ring Form of (H2O)6: Comparison of the Predictions of Conventional and Localized-Orbital MP2 Calculations", J. Chem. Phys.105 (1996) 11091.
  3. E.P. Clifford, P.G. Wenthold, W.C. Lineberger, G.B. Ellison, C.X. Wang, J.J. Grabowski, F. Vila, K.D. Jordan, "Properties of Tetramethyleneethane (TME) as Revealed by Ion Chemistry and Ion Photoelectron Spectroscopy", J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 25 (1998) 1015.
  4. P. Ayotte, G.H. Weddle, C.G. Bailey, M.A. Johnson and F. Vila , K.D. Jordan, "Infrared Spectroscopy of Negatively Charged Water Clusters: Evidence for a Linear Network", J. Chem. Phys. 110 (1999) 6268.
  5. F. Vila, P. Borowski and K.D. Jordan, " Theoretical Study of the Low-Lying Electronically Excited States of Diacetylene", J. Phys. Chem. A104 (2000) 9009.
  6. F.D. Vila and K.D. Jordan, "Theoretical study of the dipole-bound excited states of I-(H2O)4", J. Phys. Chem. A106 (2002) 1391.

Presentations

  1. F. Vila, O.N. Ventura, J.A. Varela and E. Longo, "Zinc Oxide Sintering Mechanism in Presence of Water and Carbon Dioxide" and M.L. Cubas, F. Vila and O.N. Ventura, "Ab Initio Study of the Radical Cation Generated from the Formaldehyde Ammonia Hydrogen Bonded Complex", posters presented at the XX International Congress of Latin Theoretical Chemists (QUITEL XX), Oct. 12-17, 1992. Merida, Venezuela.
  2. L. Perazolli, J. A. Varela, E. Longo, O.N. Ventura and F. Vila, "Effect of Water Vapor and CO2 on Sintering of ZnO", poster presented at the Third Conference of the European Ceramic Society, 1992.
  3. L. Perazolli, J. A. Varela, E. Longo, O.N. Ventura and F. Vila, "Interaction of ZnO Monocrystal with CO2 ", poster presented at the XXXVI Congreso Brasileiro de Ceramica, June 7-10, 1992. Caxambu-MG, Brasil.
  4. F. Vila , O. Ventura and A. J. Sadlej, "Extended Polarized Basis Sets for Calculations of Molecular Energy and Property Surfaces. I. Basis Set Generation and Testing", poster presented at The First Congress of the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics, June 28 - July 3, 1993. Girona, Spain.
  5. R. M. Sosa, P. Gardiol, O. Ventura and F. Vila, "Studies in Excited States of Hydrogen Bonded Complexes III. Methodological Testing of the Calculation of the Excited States in Water Monomer and Dimer" and F. Vila , O. Ventura and E. Longo, "Semiempirical Study of the Adsorption of SO2 and H2O on the Zinc Oxide Surface", posters presented at the VII Simposio Brasileiro de Quimica Teorica, Nov. 21-24, 1993. Caxambu-MG, Brasil.
  6. F. Vila and K.D. Jordan, "Electron Attachment to Water Clusters: Where is the Electron?", oral presentation at the 30th Annual Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, May 22-24, 1997. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  7. F. Vila and K.D. Jordan, "Theoretical Characterization of (H2O)6- and (H2O)7-", poster presented at the Gordon Research Conference: Molecular and Ionic Clusters, Jan. 4-9, 1998. Ventura, CA.
  8. F. Vila and K. D. Jordan, "One-electron Model Potential Study of Negatively Charged Water Clusters", poster presented at the American Conference of Theoretical Chemistry, June 27 - July 2, 1999. Boulder, CO.
  9. F. Vila and K. D. Jordan, "Theoretical Study of the Low -Lying Excited States of I-(H2O)4", poster presented at the ACS National Meeting, Aug 20-24, 2000. Washington, DC.
  10. F.D. Vila, E.R. Batista and H. Jonsson, "SCME: A New Transferable Model Potential for Water", poster presented at the American Conference of Theoretical Chemistry, July 13-18, 2002. Champion, PA.

Fellowships and Grants