JONATHAN GOODMAN Chemistry
Fellow, Fellowship Registrar, and Director of Studies
Professor of Chemistry
I study chemistry, both by doing experiments and by doing computer simulations. It is possible to combine experimental and computational data to understand how molecules react and how their structures affect their properties. This information can be used to design new processes for making complex molecules, and to predict the behaviour of molecules that no one has yet made. The results can help design new pharmaceuticals, by suggesting what to make, how to make it, and to pre-empt possible problems. The same understanding of molecular phenomena also has implications for making soup.
My website has resources for doing calculations on chemical questions and some databases of chemical information.