Ian Pimienta, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

  • Office: Armington Learning Center 3rd Floor Faculty Suite
  • Telephone: (606) 218-5281
  • E-mail: IanPimienta@upike.edu

Physical Chemistry
Computational Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry
General Chemistry

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

B.S. in Chemistry, University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City, Philippines

  1. I.S.O. Pimienta and K. Patkowski, Int J Quantum Chem., cover image, 119 (February 15, 2019).
  2. I.S.O. Pimienta and K. Patkowski, “Heats of formation and thermal stability of substituted 1,1’-Azobis(tetrazole) compounds with an extended nitrogen chain,” Int J Quantum Chem., 119, 1-16 (2019).
  3. I.S.O. Pimienta, “Computational Study of Monosubstituted Azo(tetrazolepentazolium)-Based Ionic Dimers,” J. Phys. Chem. A, 119, 5826-5841 (2015).
  4. I.S.O. Pimienta, A.M. Orendt, R.J. Pugmire, and J.C. Facelli, “Three-Dimensional Structure of the Siskin Green River Oil Shale Kerogen Model: A Comparison between Calculated and Observed Properties,” Energy Fuels, 27, 702-710 (2013).
  5. S. Badu, I.S.O. Pimienta, A.M. Orendt, R.J. Pugmire, J.C. Facelli, “Modeling of Asphaltenes: Assessment of Sensitivity of 13C Solid State NMR to Molecular Structure,” Energy Fuels, 26, 2161-2167 (2012).

1. Modeling intermolecular interactions in biomolecular complexes
2. Calculation of physical properties and stabilities of high-energy materials
3. Simulation of the interaction between organic matter and mineral matrix in petroleum precursors
4. Crystal structure prediction using genetic algorithms