March 12, 2013

Introducing Dr. Sean Fischer

Congratulations to the newly-minted Dr. Sean Fischer who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled “Hopping Around: Development of Methods for the Simulation of Non-Adiabatic Dynamics in Large Molecular Systems”. Sean will continue his work for the next quarter as a postdoctoral researcher in the group.

March 7, 2013

Bo and Jeremy passed the departmental second year exam

Congratulations to Bo Peng and Jeremy Lehner for passing the departmental second-year exam. Bo presented his work on anisotropic exchange splittings in transition-metal-doped II-VI semiconducting nanocrystals. Jeremy presented his work on geometry optimization, discussing a modification to the rational function optimization for transition state optimizations.

February 13, 2013

The group’s first publication of the year now online

The group’s first publication of the new year is now available online. Feizhi Ding was part of a collaborative work with Ben Van Kuiken of the Khalil group and Bruce Eichinger at the University of Washington that resulted in a publication titled “An efficient method for calculating dynamical hyperpolarizabilities using real-time time-dependent density functional theory” […]

February 8, 2013

Three new group members

The Li group welcomes three new graduate students to the group: Joshua Goings, Patrick Lestrange, and David Lingerfelt. Josh comes to us from a land not so far away: Seattle Pacific University. Josh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry as well as in Biochemistry with a minor in biology. Patrick traveled a greater […]

September 25, 2012

Three new publications now available online!

The result of a productive summer: three new publications now available online! Joseph May and Jeremy Lehner’s paper, titled “Transition State Search Using a Guided Direct Inversion in the Iterative Subspace Method,” was just published in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. This paper presents a hybrid geometry optimization method for locating transition states […]

July 31, 2012

Feizhi’s paper on bridge-mediated electron transfer mechanisms is now available

Feizhi Ding and Craig Chapman’s paper, titled “Mechanisms of bridge-mediated electron transfer: A TDDFT electronic dynamics study,” was just published in the Journal of Chemical Physics. This paper presents the results of using full Ehrenfest dynamics with nuclear motion to probe the dynamics of electron transfer in a donor-bridge-acceptor polyene dye scaffold. The paper is […]

June 18, 2012

Sara Tweedy joins the group as part of the Amgen Scholars program

The Li group welcomes Sara Tweedy, an undergraduate from Harvey Mudd College, to the group. Sara joins the group as part of the Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. The program “provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading […]

June 12, 2012

Joseph passes his general exam

Congratulations to Joseph May for passing his third-year general examination. Joseph presented his work “Manipulating the Optical and Magnetic Properties of Zinc Oxide Quantum Dots”. Joseph is now a doctoral candidate and is free from worrying about exams until he defends his dissertation in a couple of years.