raffaella d’auria

Raffaella D'Auria

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Institute of the Environment and Sustinability

5308 Math Sci
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1557
Box 951557

Campus Mailcode: 155705

(310) 825-8548

Dr. Raffaella D’Auria is a computational scientist at the UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education with expertise in the area of computational chemistry and atmospheric sciences. She has been teaching environmental courses for both the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. She is also frequently presenting seminars on high performance computing topics. She is currently one of the faculty, and the academic coordinator, for the UCLA Freshman Cluster, “Food, a lens for the Environment and Sustainability”, co-sponsored by Undergraduate Education Initiative and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Along with using computational chemistry tools to investigate atmospherically relevant phenomena, she is currently undertaking research in curricular modification that might affect students’ success and information retention in science education. Prior to joining UCLA Dr. D’Auria was a postdoctoral fellow for the Department of Chemistry and the AirUCI at UCI. Dr. D’Auria earned a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences at UCLA and a Laurea in Physics at the University of Rome, “La Sapienza”.


Olivieri, G.; K. M. Parry; R. D’Auria; D. J. Tobias; M. A. Brown, Specific Anion Effects on Na+ Adsorption at the Aqueous Solution–Air Interface: MD Simulations, SESSA Calculations, and Photoelectron Spectroscopy Experiments, J. Phys. Chem. B, 122, 910-918, 2018.

Vincent, J. C.; S. M. Matt; B. M. Rankin; R. D’Auria; J. A. Freites; D. Ben-Amotz; D. J. Tobias, Specific ion interactions with aromatic rings in aqueous solutions: Comparison of molecular dynamics simulations with a thermodynamic solute partitioning model and Raman hydration shell spectroscopy, Chem. Phys. Lett.638, 1-8, 2015.

Valiev, M.; R. D’Auria; D. J. Tobias, Interactions of Cl- and OH Radical in Aqueous Solution, J. Phys. Chem. A, 113, 8823–8825, 2009.

D’Auria, R.; D. J. Tobias, Relation between Surface Tension and Ion Adsorption at the Air−Water Interface: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study, J. Phys. Chem. A, 113, 7286–7293, 2009.

Brown, M. A.; R. D’Auria; I.-F. W. Kuo; M. J. Krisch; D. E. Starr; H. Bluhm; D. J. Tobias; and J. C. Hemminger; Ion spatial distribution at the liquid-vapor interface of aqueous halide solutions, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10, 4778-4784, 2008.

D’Auria, R.; I.-F. W. Kuo; D. J. Tobias; An ab initio study molecular dynamics study of the solvated OHCl- complex: Implications for the atmospheric oxidation of chloride anion to molecular chlorine, J. Phys. Chem. A, 112, 4644-4650, 2008.

Krisch*, M. J., R. D’Auria*, M. A. Brown, D. J. Tobias, J. C. Hemminger, M. Ammann, D. E. Starr, and H. Bluhm; The effect of an organic surfactant on the vapor/liquid interface of an electrolyte solution, J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, 13497-13509, 2007. (*These authors contributed equally)

D’Auria, R.; R. P. Turco; and K. Houk; Effects of Hydration on the Properties of Protonated-Water-Nitric Acid Clusters, J. Phys. Chem. A, 108, 3756–3765, 2004.

Hamill, P.; R. D’Auria; and R. P. Turco; An empirical approach to the nucleation of sulfuric acid droplets in the atmosphere, Ann. Geophys., 46, 331–340, 2003.

D’Auria, R.; and R. P. Turco; Ionic clusters in the polar winter stratosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 3871–3874, 2001.