Graduate Student

David Lingerfelt

Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
311B Bagley Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-1700
Tel: (206) 616-6232


  • 2010 B.S. Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics University of North Carolina at Asheville

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 UW Clean Energy Institute: Graduate Student Fellowship
  • 2014-2015 UW: Graduate Student Merit Fellowship
  • 2012 UW: Benton Seymour Rabinovitch Endowed Fellowship in Chemistry
  • 2010 UNCA: Distinction as an Undergraduate Research Scholar
  • 2010 UNCA: Distinction in Chemistry
  • 2009 UNCA: Outstanding Performance in Physical Chemistry
  • 2008 UNCA: NASA North Carolina Space Grant


  1. D. B. Lingerfelt, P. J. Lestrange, J. J. Radler, S. E. Brown-Xu, P. Kim, F. N. Castellano, L. X. Chen, X. Li, “Can Excited State Electronic Coherence be Tuned via Molecular Structural Modification? A First-Principles Quantum Electronic Dynamics Study of Pyrazolate-Bridged Pt(II) Dimers,” J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121, 1932-1939.
  2. J. J. Goings, D. B. Lingerfelt, X. Li, “Can Quantized Vibrational Effects be Obtained from Ehrenfest Mixed Quantum-Classical Dynamics?,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, 7, 5193–5197.
  3. A. Petrone, D. B. Lingerfelt, D. B. Williams-Young, X. Li, “Ab Initio Transient Vibrational Spectral Analysis,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, 7, 4501.
  4. G. Donati, D. B. Lingerfelt, A. Petrone, N. Rega, X. Li, ““Watching” Polaron Pair Formation from First-Principles Electron-Nuclear Dynamics,” J. Phys. Chem. A, 2016, 120, 7255–7261.
  5. E. Q. Chong, D. B. Lingerfelt, A. Petrone, X. Li, “Classical or Quantum? A Computational Study of Small Ion Diffusion in II-VI Semiconductor Quantum Dots,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120, 19434.
  6. D. B. Lingerfelt, D. B. Williams-Young, A. Petrone, X. Li, “Direct Ab Initio (Meta-)Surface-Hopping Dynamics,”J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2016, 12, 935–945.
  7. F. Ding, J. J. Goings, H. Liu, D. B. Lingerfelt, X. Li, “Ab Initio Two-component Ehrenfest Dynamics,” J. Chem. Phys., 2015, 143, 114105.
  8. B. Peng, D. B. Lingerfelt, F. Ding, C. Aikens, X. Li, “Real-Time TDDFT Studies of Exciton Decay and Transfer in Silver Nanowire Arrays,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 6421.
  9. F. Ding, D. B. Lingerfelt, B. Mennucci, X. Li, “Time-Dependent Non-equilibrium Dielectric Response in QM/Continuum Approaches,” J. Chem. Phys., 2015, 142, 034120.
  10. A. Petrone, D. B. Lingerfelt, N. Rega, X. Li, “From Charge-Transfer to Charge-Separated State: A Perspective from the Real-Time TDDFT Excitonic Dynamics,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 24457.
  11. S. A. Fischer, D. B. Lingerfelt, J. W. May, X. Li, “Non-adiabatic Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Photoionization State Formation and Lifetime in Mn2+-Doped ZnO Quantum Dots,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 17507.
  12. D. B. Lingerfelt, S. A. Fischer, J. W. May, X. Li, “Dynamical Investigations of Inhomogenous Vibrational Broadening in Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Nanocrystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 3266-3273.