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 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.
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.
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.
One of Joseph’s last submitted papers, “Tunable Mid-Gap Excitations in Co2+-doped ZnO Quantum Dots: Effect of Excited State Structural Relaxation” has been accepted to the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The paper studies midgap excitations within Co2+-doped ZnO quantum dots using Density Functional Theory.
Congratulations to David Lingerfelt on running that gauntlet that is the 2nd year exam. Now the entire crop of 2nd years passed their exams. His research presentation focused on vibronic broadening of absorption spectra.
Alessio visited the group as a graduate student over the winter. After stopping back in Naples just long enough to grab a Ph.D., he’s back as a postdoc. He’ll be continuing his work here on solvation and molecular dynamics.
Congratulations to Patrick for passing his second year exam! Patrick poked fun at the trials and tribulations encountered during his research project with a talk titled “The first pancake theory: Adventures in electronic structure”. The closed-door portion of the exam involved a research proposal on modeling transient X-ray absorption spectroscopy.