June 1, 2012
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 with Prof. Li, a group record! Wenkel will be missed, especially for his technical savvy, having been the group’s expert Gaussian coder and administrator for the chemistry department’s computer clusters. Wenkel will return home to Chengdu, China for a couple of months to visit friends and family. In July, he heads to Simulations Plus Inc. in Lancaster, California to begin work on applications using artificial neural networks ensembles (ANNE).