Research Interests

Electronic Structure and Reactivity of Atoms and Molecules:

Excited State Structure and Properties of Small Hydrocarbons
Excited State Intra- and Intermolecular Proton Transfer (ESIPT)
Photo-Stimulated Rare Gas Desorption


Intermolecular Interactions:

Hydrogen Bonding
Accurate Determination of Molecular Electric Properties
Use and Development of Model Interaction Potentials
Electron-Molecule Interactions and Dipole-Bound Anions


Molecular Clusters:

Structure and Properties of Neutral and Charged Water Clusters
Electron Attachment to Small Molecular Clusters
Charge-Transfer-To-Solvent (CTTS) in Water Cluster-Halide Complexes

Fernando Vila,