Category: Exams

December 8, 2014

Erica passed her General Exam!

Congratulations to Erica on passing her General Exam. Erica presented her work on using a Discrete Variable Representation (DVR) to describe ion mobility in quantum dot nanostructures. Congrats to Erica!


November 17, 2014

Congratulations to Bo on passing his General Exam

Bo Peng has moved from “Graduate Student” to “PhD Candidate”. He gave a presentation on his work using spherical Gaussians to more efficiently calculate two electron repulsion integrals. Contrats to Bo!


June 5, 2014

David Lingerfelt passed his 2nd year exam!

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.


May 23, 2014

Patrick Lestrange passed his 2nd year exam

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.


May 8, 2014

Joseph May graduated!

Congratulations to the now Dr. Joseph May who defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled “Theoretical Insight into the Manipulation of the Optical and Magnetic Properties of TM2+-doped II-VI Semiconductor Quantum Dots” on Tuesday. Joseph will be moving to Las Vegas shortly to teach high school chemistry and will be sorely missed.


February 6, 2014

Josh Goings passed his second-year exam!

Congratulations to Josh Goings, a second-year graduate student, who passed his departmental second-year exam today! Josh presented on his research titled “Equation of Motion Coupled Cluster for Excited States”. The exam involved a public presentation of Josh’s ongoing graduate research followed by a closed-door presentation of his research proposal with his exam committee.


October 4, 2013

Feizhi passed his general exam!

Congratulations to Feizhi Ding who passed his general exam. Feizhi presented on his work developing efficient methods for solving the real-time time-dependent Hartree-Fock and density functional theory equations. He also discussed his application of these methods to the study of organic photovoltaics in collaboration with Professor Alex Jen’s and Professor David Ginger’s labs at the […]


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.