Dr. Michael Groves

Office: MH-582G
Phone: (657) 278-7018

Email: mgroves@fullerton.edu

Lab: MH-534
Phone: (657) 278-3011

Michael Groves

Assistant Professor Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Research Interests 

In the Groves Research Group we are working on understanding heterogeneous catalytic processes and developing the tools necessary to quickly and accurately predict them. Our current projects include understanding formate production from CO2 over novel metal alloy surfaces as well as hydrogen peroxide synthesis over modified graphene structures. We are also using machine learning algorithms to develop automated, and intelligent global optimization search protocols for organic systems which are designed to increase the performance of the search for thermodynamically favorable structures. We intend to use them to search for new modified graphene surfaces.


Ph.D. Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON
M.S. Queen's University, Kingston, ON
B.S. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Selected Publications

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Courses Taught

Spring 2022 Office Hours