Category: Farewell

June 11, 2017

Contratulations to Lestrange, Goings, and Lingerfelt!

Three graduate students recently defended and have earned their PhDs. Congratulations to Patrick Lestrange, Joshua Goings, and David Lingerfelt. All three began their graduate careers in 2012 and have worked closely together for the last ~5 years. It’s sad to see them go, but we wish them all the best.

June 12, 2016

Three new PhDs to be reintroduced to society

It’s been a big month for the Li group with three students defending and gaining their doctorate degrees. Phu Nguyen kicked off the defenses on May 19 by discussing his work on molecular dynamics and modeling X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. He has accepted a job at Amazon and has already started working there. Bo Peng defended […]

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!

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.

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 […]