February 6, 2014

Josh Goings passed his second-year exam!

Congratulations to Josh Goings, a second-year graduate student, who passed his departmental second-year exam today! Josh presented on his research titled “Equation of Motion Coupled Cluster for Excited States”. The exam involved a public presentation of Josh’s ongoing graduate research followed by a closed-door presentation of his research proposal with his exam committee.


February 3, 2014

David Lingerfelt’s first-ever publication just accepted!

David Lingerfelt’s paper titled “Dynamical Investigations of Inhomogenous Vibrational Broadening in Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Nanocrystals” was just accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. This is David’s first publication in the Li group and his first-ever publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Congratulations David! The paper presents a method for simulating finite-temperature, inhomogenously […]


October 8, 2013

Feizhi awarded department travel award

Congratulations to Feizhi Ding for being awarded the Department of Chemistry Travel Award. This award provides funds for students to travel to their alma mater during the 2013-2014 academic year to present their research. The award recognizes students for their excellent performance at the University of Washington and as an excellent spokesperson for the graduate […]


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 […]


October 1, 2013

Visiting student Alessio Petrone arrives from Italy

The Li group welcomes Alessio Petrone, a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Napoli “Federico II”, from Naples, Italy. Alessio will be with the group through January working on new developments for post-SCF methods.


August 16, 2013

Bo’s paper on a guided SCF method for excited state wave function optimizations is now online

Bo Peng’s paper, titled “A Guided Self-Consistent-Field Method for Excited State Wave Function Optimization: Applications to Ligand Field Transitions in Transition Metal Complexes”, was accepted into the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation and is now available online. The paper describes a new method that uses an eigenspace update-and-following idea to improve the SCF method […]


July 16, 2013

Incoming graduate student David Williams-Young joins the lab for summer 2013

The Li group welcomes incoming chemistry graduate student David Williams-Young to the group for the summer quarter. David is a recipient of one of the University of Washington’s Early Bird Research Assistantships for Summer 2013, which provides research funding to students looking to get an early jump on their graduate research. As an undergraduate at […]


July 1, 2013

Two new summer students join the lab

The Li group welcomes Katherine Lacy and Winston Wright to the lab. Katherine joins us from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where she is a junior in the mathematics department with a minor in chemistry. Katherine joins the group as part of the Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. The program ‚Äúprovides […]