Dr. John Deak Research

Courses:

Research Interests:

  • Laser Spectroscopy
  • Molecular dynamics of condensed phases and interfaces
  • Energy transfer mechanisms over self-assembled liquid boundaries
  • Permeation enhancement of biological tissue

Publications:

  • Journal articles:

Vibrational Energy Transfer Across a Reverse Micelle Surfactant Layer. J.C. Deàk, Y. Pang, T.D. Sechler, Z. Wang, and D.D. Dlott Science (in press).

Vibrational Energy Relaxation and Spectral Diffusion in Water and Deuterated Water. J. C. Deàk, S. T. Rhea, L. K. Iwaki, and D. D. Dlott J. Phys. Chem. A 104 , 4866 (2000).

Ultrafast Infrared-Raman Studies of Vibrational Energy Redistribution in Polyatomic Liquids. J. C. Deàk, L. K. Iwaki, S. T. Rhea, and D. D. Dlott J. Raman Spectr. 31 , 263(2000), invited article.

Vibrational Energy Redistribution in Liquid Benzene. L. K. Iwaki, J. C. Deàk, Stuart T. Rhea, and D. D. Dlott Chem. Phys. Lett. 303 , 176 (1999).

Vibrational Energy Redistribution in Polyatomic Liquids: Ultrafast IR-Raman Spectroscopy of Nitromethane. J. C. Deàk, L. K. Iwaki, and D. D. Dlott J. Phys. Chem. A 103 , 971 (1999).

When Vibrations Interact: Ultrafast Vibrational Energy Relaxation of Combination Bands in Acetonitrile. J. C. Deàk, L. K. Iwaki, and D. D. Dlott Chem. Phys. Lett. 293 , 405 (1998).

Vibrational Energy Relaxation of Polyatomic Molecules in Liquids: Acetonitrile. J. Deàk, L. K. Iwaki, and D. D. Dlott J. Phys. Chem. A 102 , 8193 (1998).

Ultrafast Phase Grating Studies of Heme Proteins: Observation of the Low Frequency Modes Directing Functionally Important Protein Motions. J. Deàk, H.L. Chiu, C. M. Lewis, and R.J.D. Miller J. Phys. Chem. B 102 , 6621 (1998).

High Power Picosecond Mid-Infrared Optical Parametric Amplifier for Infrared-Raman Spectroscopy. J. C. Deak, L. K. Iwaki, D. Dlott Opt. Lett . 22 , 1796 (1997).

The Primary Processes in Heme Protein Relaxation: The Coupled Reaction Coordinate Problem In Molecular Cooperativity. H.L. Chiu, J. Deak, and R.J.D. Miller Ultrafast Phenomena X , P. F. Barbara, J. G. Fujimoto, W. H. Knox, and W. Zinth (eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 349-350 (1996).

Picosecond Phase Grating Spectroscopy: Applications to the Study of Bioenergetics and Protein Dynamics. J. Deak, L. Richard, M. Pereira, and R. J. D. Miller Methods in Enzymology 232 , 322 (1994).

Energetics and Dynamics of Global Protein Motion. R. J. D. Miller, J. Deak, S. Palese, M. Pereira, L. Richard, and L. Schilling Ultrafast Phenomena VIII , J. L. Martin, A. Migus, G. A. Mourou and A. H. Zewail (eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 525-527 (1993).

Energy Transduction and Deterministic Protein Motions. R. J. D. Miller, J. Deak, S. Palese, M. Pereira, L. Richard, and L. Schilling Future Directions of Nonlinear Dynamics in Physical and Biological Systems , P. L. Christiansen (ed.), Plenum Press, New York, pp. 435-444 (1993).

Picosecond Phase Grating Spectroscopy of Hemoglobin and Myoglobin: Energetics of Global Protein Motion. L. Richard, L. Genberg, J. Deak, H. Chiu, and R. J. D. Miller Biochemistry 31 , 10703 (1992).

 

  • Issued patents:

Process for Separating Lipophilic Fluid Containing Emulsions with Electric Coalescence. J.C. Deàk, P.A. France, A.V. Noyes, and A.V. Radomyselski. US6,706,076 March 16, 2004 .

Washing Apparatus. J.C. Severns, F.A. Hartman, J.C. Burckett-St. Laurent, A.V. Noyes, A.V. Radomyselski, P.A. France, J.J. Scheibel, C.A. Thoen, J.C. Deàk, P.K. Vinson, and V.Y. Sakkab. US6,691,536 February 17, 2004 .

 

  • Pending patents:

Silicone Polymers for Lipophilic Fluid Systems. J.C. Deàk, E.P. Gosselink, and R.T. Reilman. US20030104968 June 5, 2003 .

Fabric Care Compositions for Lipophilic Fluid Systems. J.C. Deàk, J.C. Haught, J.M. Ladd, J.C. Severns , C.A. Thoen, and J.H. Collins. US20030087793 May 8, 2003

Non-Silicone Polymers for Lipophilic Fluid Systems. J.C. Deàk, E.P. Gosselink, R.T. Reilman, and D.J. Haeggberg. US20030078184 April 24, 2003 .

System for Processing a Lipophilic Fluid. A.V. Radomyselski, P.A. France, D.E. Burton, M.J. Ullom, M.A. Bertin, S.E. Powell, E. Vos, V.M. Lootvoet, W.M. Scheper, J.C. Haught, and J.C. Deàk. US20030070238 April 17, 2003 .

Down the Drain Cleaning System. J.C. Deàk, W.M. Scheper, P.A. France, E. Vos, V.M. Lootvoet, A.V. Radomyselski, and J.C. Haught. US20030069159 April 10, 2003 .

Compositions and Methods for Removal of Incidental Soils from Fabric Articles. J.C. Deàk and R.J. Perrry. US20030060396 March 27, 2003 .

Selective Laundry Process Using Water. W.M. Scheper, J.C. Haught, J.C. Deàk, P.A. France, J.C. Severns, A.V. Radomyselski, and C.A. Thoen. US20030046963 April 13, 2003 .

Process for Treating a Lipophilic Fluid. J.C. Deàk, P.A. France, K.M. Gansle, A.V. Radomyselski, A.V. Radomyselski, J.C. Severns, C.A. Thoen, and J. Wevers. US20030046775 April 13, 2003 .

Method for Treating or Cleaning Fabrics. A.V. Noyes, J.C. Severns, F.A. Hartman, J.C. Burckett-St. Laurent, A.V. Radomyselski, P.A. France, J.J. Scheibel, C.A. Thoen, J.C. Deàk, P.K. Vinson, and N.Y. Sakkab. US20020133885 September 26, 2003 .

Method for the Use of Aqueous Vapor and Lipophilic Fluid During Fabric Cleaning. J.C. Deàk, P.A. France, W.T. Woods, A.V. Noyes, L.C. McWilliams, and M.J. Ullom. US20020010964 January 1, 2002 .

Domestic Fabric Article Refreshment in Integrated Cleaning and Treatment Processes. A.V. Noyes, J.C. Deàk, P.K. Vinson, F.A. Hartman, J.C. Laurent, J.C. Severns, A.V. Radomyselski, P.A. France, J.H. Collins, C.A. Thoen, and N.Y. Sakkab. US20020007519 January 24, 2002 .

Process for Treating a Lipophilic Fluid. J.C. Deàk, P.A. France, K.M. Gansle, A.V. Noyes, A.V. Radomyselski, J.C. Severns, C.A. Thoen, and J. Weavers. US20020004952 January 17, 2002 .

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