February 24, 2016
Congratulations to Hongbin on passing his 2nd year exam. He gave a very nice talk detailing his recent work on photoreduced quantum dots and proposed a project on modeling magnetic circular dichroism. These are both very challenging topics and he explained them eloquently. Congratulations!
July 23, 2015
Feizhi now has a newly minted Ph.D. He recently defended his dissertation titled “Towards efficient and accurate description of many-electron problems: developments of static and time-dependent electronic structure methods”. He will soon be moving to California to work with Tom Miller at Cal Tech. Congratulations, Feizhi!
June 22, 2015
Shocking no one but himself, Patrick Lestrange has passed his General Exam. Patrick spoke last week about his recent work on modeling high energy and multidimensional spectroscopy with TDDFT. He also teased some preliminary work on how transition properties change when the dipole approximation breaks down (more to come on that later). Congratulations!
May 19, 2015
Joshua Goings is now officially a Ph.D. Candidate. Last week, Josh gave a stellar talk about his work on Coupled-Cluster Theory, Quantum Dot nanocrystals, and Generalized Hartree-Fock. Congrats!
December 8, 2014
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!