April 12, 2012

Wenkel successfully defends his dissertation

Congratulations to the newly-minted 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”. Wenkel will continue with his work in the group for the remainder while he considers job prospects in industry.

April 11, 2012

Bo’s paper on Auger de-excitation in quantum dots accepted

Bo Peng’s paper, “Theoretical Evaluation of Spin-Dependent Auger De-Excitation in Mn2+-Doped Semiconductor Nanocrystals,” which describes Auger de-excitation process in Mn2+-doped CdS quantum dots, was just accepted into the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The “Just Accepted Manuscript” is available here.

March 30, 2012

Jane wins the Dean’s Medal

Jane Hung, an undergraduate researcher in the Li group, has won the very prestigious Arts and Science’s Dean’s Medal for the Natural Sciences. Congratulations Jane!

March 12, 2012

Ryan wins a Mary Gates Research Scholarship

Ryan McMorris, an undergraduate researcher in the Li group, won a very competitive Mary Gates Research Scholarship. The scholarship is “intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by faculty.” The scholarship provides students with financial support of $4000 over two quarters. […]

March 12, 2012

Xiaosong wins an ACS Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

Congratulations to Xiaosong for winning the OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty in Computational Chemistry Award at the Spring 2012 American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Diego. As part of the award, Xiaosong was given financial support to attend the conference and presented a poster titled “Energy-specific Linear Response TDHF/TDDFT Methods for Calculating High-energy Excited States” […]

January 25, 2012

Wenkel’s paper on ultrafast solvated electronic dynamics was accepted as the group’s first publication of 2012

Wenkel Liang’s paper, “Modeling Ultrafast Solvated Electronic Dynamics Using Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory and Polarizable Continuum Model,” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A. This is the group’s first publication of 2012!

August 15, 2011

Jeremy Lehner, a first-year graduate student, joins the group

The Li group welcomes Jeremy Lehner, a new graduate student, to the group. Jeremy just graduated from Humboldt State University with his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

June 20, 2011

Sean passes his general exam

Congratulations to Sean Fischer for passing his third-year general examination. Sean presented his work on Surface Hopping with Excited Ehrenfest Potential, more affectionately known as SHEEP. Sean is now a doctoral candidate and is free from worrying about exams until he defends his dissertation in a couple of years.