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Trilisa Perrine

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Meyer 267
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
Professional Experience: 
  • Associate Professor, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 2013-present
  • Assistant Professor, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 2008-2013
  • Postdoctoral Researcher/Instructor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2005-2008
  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL,  2005
  • B.S., Chemistry and Physics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1999
Teaching Interests: 
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Computational/Theoretical Chemistry
Research Interests: 
  • Novel molecular electronics device design through computational modeling
  • Electronic structure of ground and excited states
  • Chemical education: enhancement of spatial reasoning skills through introductory chemistry courses
  • Computationally modeling transition states of organocatalyts
  • Computationally modeling donor and acceptor molecules for use in organic photovoltaic devices
Selected Publications: 
  • Graziano, B. J.; Collins, E. M.; McCutcheon, N. M.; Griffith, C. L.; Braunscheidel, N. M.; Perrine, T. M.; Wile, B. M. “Palladium complexes bearing κ²-N,N and κ³-N,N,O pendant amine bis(phenolate) ligands.” Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2019, 484, 185-196.
  • Dunn, Z. L.*; Hammer, M. A.*; Topham, B. J.; Perrine, T. M. "Linker Effects in Porphyrin Polymeric Donor Materials for Photovoltaic Devices." J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 12018-12024.
  • Perrine, T. M.; et. al. Advances in molecular quantum chemistry contained in the Q-Chem 4 program package. Molecular Physics 2015, 113, 184-215.
  • Perrine, T. M. ; Dunietz, B. D. Contact geometry symmetry dependence of field effect gating in single molecule transistors. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 2914.
  • Trilisa M. Perrine, Timothy Berto, and Barry D. Dunietz, “Enhanced conductance via induced π-stacking interactions in cobalt(II) terpyridine bridged complexes," Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2008, 112, 16070.
  • Trilisa M. Perrine, Ron G. Smith, Christopher Marsh and Barry D. Dunietz, “Gating of single molecule transistors: Combining field-effect and chemical control," Journal of Chemical Physics  2008, 128, 154706.
  • Trilisa M. Perrine and Barry D. Dunietz, “Conductance of a cobalt(II) terpyridine complex based molecular transistor: A computational analysis," Journal of Physical Chemistry A  2008112, 2043.
  • Trilisa M. Perrine and Barry D. Dunietz, “Carbonyl mediated conductance through metal bound peptides; a computational study," Nanotechnology 200718, 424003.
  • Trilisa M. Perrine and Barry D. Dunietz, “Single-molecule field-effect transistors: A computational study of the effects of contact geometry and gating-field orientation on conductance-switching properties," Physical Review B 200775, 195319.
  • Yunqing Chen, Alexander Prociuk, Trilisa Perrine, and Barry D. Dunietz, “Spin-dependent electronic transport through a porphyrin ring ligating an Fe(II) atom: An ab initio study," Physical Review B 200674, 245320.
  • Trilisa M. Perrine, Rajat K. Chaudhuri and Karl F. Freed, "Quadratic Padé approximants and the intruder state problem of multrireference perturbation methods," International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 2005, 105, 18.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lori Kindle

Meyer 262
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.