Category: Exams

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.


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.


June 12, 2012

Joseph passes his general exam

Congratulations to Joseph May for passing his third-year general examination. Joseph presented his work “Manipulating the Optical and Magnetic Properties of Zinc Oxide Quantum Dots”. Joseph is now a doctoral candidate and is free from worrying about exams until he defends his dissertation in a couple of years.