July 25, 2014

The dynamics paper on photoionization of ZnO quantum dots is now online

Sean, David L, and Joseph have just put out a paper investigating the photoionization of Mn2+-doped ZnO quantum dots. The article investigates non-radiative decay in these structures using surface hopping non-adiabatic dynamics. The paper is titled “Non-adiabatic Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Photoionization State Formation and Lifetime in Mn2+-Doped ZnO Quantum Dots” and appears in Phys. […]

July 2, 2014

UW pays to get rid of Lestrange and Nguyen for a few days

Patrick and Phu both received the Graduate Student Travel Award from the UW Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation. This award was to help pay for the upcoming trip to the 248th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco. Patrick will be presenting a poster on electronic dynamics in inorganic complexes and will be part […]

June 30, 2014

Feizhi’s paper on silver nanowire plasmons is now online

Feizhi’s most recent paper, “Quantum coherent plasmon in silver nanowires: A real-time TDDFT study“, has been accepted to the Journal of Chemical Physics. The paper approaches the common classical concept of the plasmon from a quantum perspective. Excitations along different axes of these 1D nanostructures are investigated and coherent wave packets are studied using real-time […]

June 19, 2014

Erica is quite an outstanding TA

Congratulations to Erica Chong for winning the 2013-2014 Outstanding TA Award! She has done an excellent job teaching a plethora of chemistry courses from the 100-400 level. We’re very happy that the department has decided to recognize her good work.

June 11, 2014

Josh Goings wins Peter Salamon Scholarship

Congratulations to Josh Goings on winning the Peter Salamon Scholarship from the Telluride Science Research Center! The award cuts the Josh’s registration fee in half for the Excited States and Time-Dependent Electronic Structure Theory workshop. Only one scholarship per workshop is awarded to graduate students and postdocs.

June 5, 2014

Joseph’s paper on midgap excitations is now online

One of Joseph’s last submitted papers, “Tunable Mid-Gap Excitations in Co2+-doped ZnO Quantum Dots: Effect of Excited State Structural Relaxation” has been accepted to the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The paper studies midgap excitations within Co2+-doped ZnO quantum dots using Density Functional Theory.

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.

June 3, 2014

Alessio Petrone returns as a postdoc

Alessio visited the group as a graduate student over the winter. After stopping back in Naples just long enough to grab a Ph.D., he’s back as a postdoc. He’ll be continuing his work here on solvation and molecular dynamics.