Postdoctoral Researcher

Feizhi Ding

Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
311A Bagley Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-1700
Tel: (206) 543-7955


  • 2015 Ph.D. Chemistry University of Washington
  • 2010 M.S. Chemistry New Mexico State University
  • 2006 B.S. Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 ACS Chemical Computing Group Research Excellence Award
  • 2010 UW S. P. Pavlou and D. E. Strayer Endowed Graduate Fellowship
  • 2010 UW NMSU Walter Lwowski Graduate Student Research Endowed Fellowship
  • 2009 NMSU Walter Lwowski Graduate Student Research Endowed Fellowship
  • 2008 NMSU Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award


  1. J. J. Goings, F. Ding, E. R. Davidson, X. Li, “Approximate Singly Excited States from a Two-component Hartree-Fock Reference,” J. Chem. Phys., 2015, 143, 144106.
  2. F. Ding, J. J. Goings, H. Liu, D. B. Lingerfelt, X. Li, “Ab Initio Two-component Ehrenfest Dynamics,” J. Chem. Phys., 2015, 143, 114105.
  3. J. J. Intemann, K. Yao, F. Ding, Y. Xu, X. Xin, X. Li, A. K.-Y. Jen, “Enhanced Performance of Organic Solar Cells with Increased End Group Dipole Moment in Indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene-Based Molecules,” Adv. Funct. Mater., 2015, 25, 4889.
  4. J. J. Goings, F. Ding, M. Frisch, X. Li, “Stability of the Complex Generalized Hartree-Fock Equations,” J. Chem. Phys., 2015, 142, 154109.
  5. 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.
  6. B. Zhao, C.-Z. Li, S.-Q. Liu, J. J. Richards, C.-C. Chueh, F. Ding, L. D. Pozzo, X. Li, A. K.-Y. Jen, “A Conductive Liquid Crystal via Facile Doping of an n-type Benzodifurandione Derivative,” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 6929.
  7. 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.
  8. F. Ding, J. J. Goings, M. Frisch, X. Li, “Ab Initio Non-Relativistic Spin Dynamics,” J. Chem. Phys., 2014, 141, 214111.
  9. F. Ding, E. Guidez, C. Aikens, X. Li, “Quantum Coherent Plasmon in Silver Nanowires: A Real-time TDDFT StudyJ. Chem. Phys., 2014, 140, 244705.
  10. P. J. Lestrange, B. Peng, F. Ding, G. W. Trucks, M. J. Frisch, X. Li, “Density of States Guided Møller-Plesset Perturbation TheoryJ. Chem. Theory Comput., 2014, 10, 1910.
  11. J. J. Goings, F. Ding, X. Li, “Self-Consistent Field using Direct Inversion in Iterative Subspace Method and Quasi-Newton Vectors,” Adv. Quantum Chem., 2014, 68, 77-86.
  12. B. Peng, B. E. Van Kuiken, F. Ding, X. Li, “A Guided Self-Consistent-Field Method for Excited State Wave Function Optimization: Applications to Ligand Field Transitions in Transition Metal Complexes,” J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2013, 9, 3933.
  13. C.-Z. Li, C.-C. Chueh, F. Ding, H.-L. Yip, P.-W. Liang, X. Li, A. K.-Y. Jen, “Doping of Fullerenes via Anion-Induced Electron Transfer and Its Implication for Surfactant Facilitated High Performance Polymer Solar Cells,” Adv. Mater., 2013, 25, 4425.
  14. C.-Z. Li, C.-C. Chueh, H.-L. Yip, F. Ding, X. Li, A. K.-Y. Jen, “Solution-Processable Conducting Fullerenes,” Adv. Mater., 2013, 25, 2457.
  15. F. Ding, B. E. Van Kuiken, B. E. Eichinger, X. Li, “An Efficient Method for Calculating Dynamical Hyperpolarizabilities using Real-time Time-dependent Density Functional Theory,” J. Chem. Phys., 2013, 138, 064104.
  16. Y.-X. Xu, C.-C. Chueh, H.-L. Yip, F.-Z. Ding, Y.-X. Li, C.-Z. Li, X. Li, W.-C. Chen, A. K.-Y. Jen, “Improved Charge Transport and Absorption Coefficient in Indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene-based Ladder-Type Polymer Leading to Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells,” Adv. Mater., 2012, 24, 6356.
  17. C. W. Schlenker, K.-S. Chen, H.-L. Yip, C.-Z. Li, L. R. Bradshaw, S. T. Ochsenbein, F. Ding, X. S. Li, D. R. Gamelin, A. K.-Y. Jen, D. S. Ginger, “Polymer Triplet Energy Levels Need not Limit Photocurrent Collection in Organic Solar Cells,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 19661.
  18. P. Nguyen, F. Ding, S. A. Fischer, W. Liang, X. Li, “Solvated First-principles Excited State Charge Transfer Dynamics with Time-Dependent Polarizable Continuum Model and Solvent Dielectric Relaxation,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2012, 3, 2898.
  19. F. Ding, C. T. Chapman, W. Liang, X. Li, “Mechanisms of Bridge-mediated Electron Transfer: A TDDFT Electronic Dynamics Study,” J. Chem. Phys., 2012, 137, 22A512.
  20. W. Liang, C. T. Chapman, F. Ding, X. Li, “Modeling Ultrafast Solvated Electronic Dynamics using Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory and Polarizable Continuum Model,” J. Phys. Chem. A, 2012, 116, 1884.
  21. F. Ding, W. Liang, C. T. Chapman, C. M. Isborn, X. Li, “On the gauge invariance of nonperturbative electronic dynamics using the time-dependent Hartree-Fock and time-dependent Kohn-Sham,” J. Chem. Phys., 2011, 135, 164101.
  22. F. Ding, H. Wang, Q. Wu, T. Van Voorhis, S. Chen, J. P. Konopelski, “Computational Study of Bridge-Assisted Intervalence Electron Transfer,” J. Phys. Chem. A, 2010, 114, 639.
  23. F. Ding, S. Chen, H. Wang, “Computational Study of Ferrocene-Based Molecular Frameworks with 2,5-Diethynylpyridine as a Chemical Bridge,” Materials, 2010, 3, 2668.
  24. F. Ding, J. M. Smith, H. Wang, “First-Principles Calculation of pKa Values for Organic Acids in Nonaqueous Solution,” J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 2679.
  25. K. P. Chiang, P. M. Barrett, F. Ding, J. M. Smith, S. Kingsley, W. W. Brennessel, M. M. Clark, R. J. Lachicotte, P. L. Holland, “Ligand Dependence of Binding to Three-coordinated Fe(II) Complexes,” Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48, 5106.
  26. W. Chen, S. Chen, F. Ding, H. Wang, L. E. Brown, J. P. Konopelski, “Nanoparticle-Mediated Intervalence Transfer,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 12156.
  27. I. Nieto, F. Ding, R. P. Bontchev, H. Wang, J. M. Smith, “Thermodynamics of Hydrogen Atom Transfer to a High-Valent Iron Imido Complex,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 2716.