Category: Exams

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.


June 1, 2012

Farewell, Wenkel

Today, the Li group says farewell to Dr. Wenkel Liang, who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled “From Geometry Optimization to Time Dependent Molecular Structure Modeling: Method Developments, ab initio Theory and Applications” last month. Wenkel joined the research group in 2004 and has worked on numerous application and development projects resulting in 18 publications […]


May 24, 2012

Erica, Phu, and Feizhi pass their second-year exam

Congratulations to Erica Chong, Feizhi Ding, and Phu Nguyen for passing the departmental second-year exam.


April 12, 2012

Wenkel successfully defends his dissertation

Congratulations to the newly-minted Dr. Wenkel Liang who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled “From Geometry Optimization to Time Dependent Molecular Structure Modeling: Method Developments, ab initio Theory and Applications”. Wenkel will continue with his work in the group for the remainder while he considers job prospects in industry.


June 20, 2011

Sean passes his general exam

Congratulations to Sean Fischer for passing his third-year general examination. Sean presented his work on Surface Hopping with Excited Ehrenfest Potential, more affectionately known as SHEEP. Sean is now a doctoral candidate and is free from worrying about exams until he defends his dissertation in a couple of years.