The Computers in Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society has awarded Assistant Professor Xiaosong Li the ACS COMP OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for his work presented at the 2012 Spring ACS meeting titled “Energy-specific Linear Response TDHF/TDDFT Method for Calculating High-energy Excited States.” The award is presented to up to four outstanding tenure-track junior faculty members based on the novelty and importance of their research. The award aims to assist new faculty members in gaining visibility within the computers in chemistry community.
The Department of Chemistry congratulates Assistant Professor Xiaosong Li on his promotion to associate professor with tenure. Professor Li’s research is focused on developing and applying electronic structure theories and ab initio molecular dynamics for studying properties and reactions, in particular non-adiabatic reactions that take place in large systems, such as polymers, biomolecules, and clusters.
Xiaosong Li, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. The fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars in recognition of achievement and the potential to contribute substantially to their fields.
Research in the Li group focuses on developing and applying electronic structure theories and ab initio molecular dynamics for studying properties and reactions, in particular non-adiabatic reactions that take place in large systems, such as polymers, biomolecules, and clusters.
Assistant Professor Xiaosong Li has received a 2009 CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development) Award from the National Science Foundation. The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide program that “offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.”
Li received his NSF CAREER Award for his research proposal, “CAREER: Advancing Electronic Structure Theories for Properties and Dynamics of Large Scale Systems: Developments and Applications Integrated with Educational Efforts.”
For more information about the NSF CAREER Award program, please visit the program website.