Author Archives: Li Group

Incoming graduate student Hongbin Liu joins the group

The group is happy to have Hongbin Liu join the group after recently graduating from Fudan University. While at Fudan University, Honbin received 2nd prize for a “Scholarship for Outstanding Students” and an “International Workshop Travel Award”. After doing some spectroscopy and QM/MM work as an undergrad, Hongbin is very excited to start working on some electronic dynamics.

The cubicles are filled with undergraduate researchers

The group is very happy to have 3 outstanding undergraduate researchers working with us this summer. Malte Lange is an undergraduate in the Biochemistry department here at UW and is part of the Amgen Scholars Program. He is working on a Lithium-ion battery project with David Lingerfelt. Shichao Sun and Yonghao Gu are from Fudan University and are learning about time-independent and time-dependent electronic structure techniques as they hope to become theorists in the future.

The dynamics paper on photoionization of ZnO quantum dots is now online

Sean, David L, and Joseph have just put out a paper investigating the photoionization of Mn2+-doped ZnO quantum dots. The article investigates non-radiative decay in these structures using surface hopping non-adiabatic dynamics. The paper is titled “Non-adiabatic Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Photoionization State Formation and Lifetime in Mn2+-Doped ZnO Quantum Dots” and appears in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

UW pays to get rid of Lestrange and Nguyen for a few days

Patrick and Phu both received the Graduate Student Travel Award from the UW Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation. This award was to help pay for the upcoming trip to the 248th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco. Patrick will be presenting a poster on electronic dynamics in inorganic complexes and will be part of a panel discussing work from his time as an undergrad. Phu will be presenting a poster on modeling EXAFS spectroscopy with linear response DFT.

Feizhi’s paper on silver nanowire plasmons is now online

Feizhi’s most recent paper, “Quantum coherent plasmon in silver nanowires: A real-time TDDFT study“, has been accepted to the Journal of Chemical Physics. The paper approaches the common classical concept of the plasmon from a quantum perspective. Excitations along different axes of these 1D nanostructures are investigated and coherent wave packets are studied using real-time TDDFT.

Erica is quite an outstanding TA

Congratulations to Erica Chong for winning the 2013-2014 Outstanding TA Award! She has done an excellent job teaching a plethora of chemistry courses from the 100-400 level. We’re very happy that the department has decided to recognize her good work.

Josh Goings wins Peter Salamon Scholarship

Congratulations to Josh Goings on winning the Peter Salamon Scholarship from the Telluride Science Research Center! The award cuts the Josh’s registration fee in half for the Excited States and Time-Dependent Electronic Structure Theory workshop. Only one scholarship per workshop is awarded to graduate students and postdocs.