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Featured Profile: Arthur Suits

Arthur Suits

Internationally-renowned chemist Dr. Arthur Suits’ work with molecular dynamics sheds new light on the private lives of molecules.

Suits’ research is focused on physical chemistry – in particular, what exactly happens when molecules collide with one another, releasing energy and resulting in chemical reactions. His work has implications for understanding atmospheric chemistry, astrochemistry and the study of combustion, which is useful in making cleaner and more efficient engines and energy use.

Suits joined the University of Missouri Department of Chemistry in 2016 along with a team of talented researchers in his laboratory. The researchers have built all of their own equipment, using powerful lasers and molecular beams to investigate the intimate details of atomic and molecular interactions. With their specialized instrumentation and expertise, the team is discovering insights scientists cannot obtain in other ways.

An incredibly productive scholar, Suits has written more than 180 publications, including six articles in Science, and he has been cited more than 5,000 times. In addition to being recognized globally for his expertise, Suits has also been widely honored with awards and fellowships. Among other designations, he is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Arthur Suits is a professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Science.

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