Eisen C. Gross

Eisen C. Gross

Ph.D. Chemistry (Chemical Physics)
High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy

Member of The American Chemical Society since 2013

Member of The American Physical Society since 2013


Using high resolution spectroscopic measurements in the IR, to better understand our atmosphere and our place among the cosmos.

Key Goals

  • To carry on a legacy of research inherited from those who came before.
  • To continue being an educator who nourishes students’ inquisitive minds.
  • To encourage students from diverse backgrounds to develop creative and critical thinking, both in the classroom and lab settings.

My Research

My current research interest is studying line-shapes of small hydrocarbons. Click here to see the details of my research.
Click here to find my Doctoral Dissertation.

My Teaching

Teaching is very dear to my heart. I would not be half the chemist I am now if it weren’t for the expansive teaching experiences over the years. I strongly subscribe to the 1 in 10,000 (xkcd) idea, and believe that human naturally teach and learn. Feel free to read more of my experiences here.

Various Skills and Technology

Over my time as a research student, I’ve picked up various skills which I use every day. Click here to read more.

Programming is an important skill unto itself. You can click here to read more on my computer skills, or click here to visit my git repository.


• Stony Brook University, Chemistry Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research

• Stony Brook University, Teaching Assistant of the Year Award, 2017

• Regis University, Blue and Gold Scholar, 2010

• Boy Scout of American, Eagle Scout Rank, 2009

• Order of the Arrow, Founder’s Award Recipient, 2009

• Glenn and Melinda Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award, 2010


Stony Brook University, New YorkPh. D. in Chemistry (Chemical Physics)
(2016 – 2021)
Under the advisement of Dr. Trevor Sears, Click here to find my Doctoral Dissertation. My research involved nIR studies of radical species of hydrocarbons including ethynyl, and propargyl radicals. This led to small hydrocarbons such as acetylene and methane. As the only graduate student, I took on several different roles including laboratory safety officer, and laboratory supervisor. I also was a teaching assistant for CHE 131, 132, and 357.

Regis University, Colorado – B.S. in Chemistry (honors)
At Regis University, I earned my B.S. in Chemistry with ACS certification, and a minor in Physics. My studies concluded with several additional credits in mathematics and education. As a work-study in the student led IT service, I developed my skills as a manager, becoming a senior technician and later the chief officer. As an undergraduate research assistant and later laboratory manager, under the direction of Dr. Fredrick Gray, my research was interested in studying the muon and how it related theories beyond the Standard Model.