March, 2013

March 19, 2013

Josh’s paper on accelerating wave function optimizations just accepted

Josh Goings’ first paper since joining the group (and first paper ever!) was just accepted for publication in Advances in Quantum Chemistry. The paper is titled “Accelerating Wavefunction Optimization using Quasi-Newton DIIS” and presents a new method for wavefunction optimization that incorporates the direct inversion in the iterative subspace algorithm.


March 15, 2013

Two new fullerene-related publications now available online!

The group’s productive start to the new year continues: two new publications have now been accepted! Feizhi Ding was part of a collaborative work with Alex K.-Y. Jen’s group at the University of Washington that resulted in a publication titled “Solution-Processible Highly Conducting Fullerenes” in Advanced Materials. Feizhi provided DFT calculations to probe detailed information […]


March 12, 2013

Introducing Dr. Sean Fischer

Congratulations to the newly-minted Dr. Sean Fischer who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled “Hopping Around: Development of Methods for the Simulation of Non-Adiabatic Dynamics in Large Molecular Systems”. Sean will continue his work for the next quarter as a postdoctoral researcher in the group.


March 7, 2013

Bo and Jeremy passed the departmental second year exam

Congratulations to Bo Peng and Jeremy Lehner for passing the departmental second-year exam. Bo presented his work on anisotropic exchange splittings in transition-metal-doped II-VI semiconducting nanocrystals. Jeremy presented his work on geometry optimization, discussing a modification to the rational function optimization for transition state optimizations.