Susanna Widicus Weaver

Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Chemistry

Office: Atwood Chemistry Center 230

Phone: 404-727-4049


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  • PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2005
  • BSc, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2000
Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in the Departments of Chemistry and Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Specific Research Area
  • Astrochemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy
Selected Publications
  • Zou L., Hays B. and Widicus Weaver S. L. "Weakly Bound Clusters in Astrochemistry? Millimeter and Sub-millimeter Spectroscopy of trans-HO3 and Comparison to Astronomical Observations." J. Phys. Chem. A, 120, 657-667, (2016).   

  • Hays B. M., Wehres N., Alligood DePrince B. A., Roy A. L. M., Laas J. C., & Widicus Weaver S. L., "Rotational spectral studies of O(1D) insertion reactions with methane and ethylene: Methanol and vinyl alcohol in a supersonic expansion." Chem. Phys. Lett., 630, 18-26, (2015).
  • Kroll J. A., Shipman S. T., & Widicus Weaver S. L., "The rotational spectrum of methyl ethyl ketone in its ground vibrational state." J. Mol. Spectrosc., 295, 52-57 (2014).
  • Laas J. C., Hays B. M., and Widicus Weaver S. L., "A multipass millimeter/submillimeter spectrometer to probe dissociative reaction dynamics." J. Phys. Chem. A, 117, 9548–9554, (2013).
  • Alligood DePrince B., Rocher B.E., Carroll A.M., and Widicus Weaver S. L. "Extending high-finesse cavity techniques to the far-IR", Rev. Sci. Instrum., 84, 075107 (2013).

Awards and Honors

  • Vice-Chair ACS Astrochemistry Subdivision (2016)
  • Flygare Award in Molecular Spectroscopy (2015)

  • Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy Editorial Board (2015-2018)

  • International Advisory Committee for the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy (2015-2018)

  • NSF CAREER Award (2012)
  • Green Bank Telescope Student Fellowship (2004)
  • Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award (1999)