Category: Exams

July 23, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Feizhi Ding!

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

Lestrange is a Ph.D. Candidate

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

Congrats to Josh for passing his General Exam

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

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.