Graduate Student

Joshua Goings

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


  • 2012 B.S. Chemistry Seattle Pacific University
  • 2012 B.S. Biochemistry with a minor in Biology Seattle Pacific University

Awards and Honors

  • 2016 ACS: Chemical Computing Group Research Excellence Award
  • 2014-2015 UW: Graduate Student Merit Fellowship
  • 2014 Telluride Science Research Center: Peter Salamon Scholarship
  • 2014 NSF: Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2012 UW: Natt-Lingafelter Graduate Fellowship
  • 2012 SPU: David T. and Christina L. Wong Scholarship in Chemistry


  1. A. Petrone, J. J. Goings, X. Li, “Quantum Confinement Effects on Optical Transitions in Nanodiamonds Containing Nitrogen Vacancies,” Phys. Rev. B, 2016, 94, 165402.
  2. J. J. Goings, J. Kasper, F. Egidi, S. Sun, X. Li, “Real Time Propagation of the Exact Two Component Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory,” J. Chem. Phys., 2016, 145, 104107.
  3. F. Egidi, J. J. Goings, M. Frisch, X. Li, “Direct Atomic-Orbital Based Relativistic Two-Component Linear Response Method for Calculating Excited State Fine Structures,” J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2016, 12, 3711.
  4. J. J. Goings, X. Li, ” An Atomic Orbital Based Real-Time Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory for Computing Electronic Circular Dichroism Band Spectra,” J. Chem. Phys., 2016, 144, 234102.
  5. L. Nienhaus, J. J. Goings, D. Nguyen, S. Wieghold, J. W. Lyding, X. Li, M. Gruebele, “Imaging Excited Orbitals of Quantum Dots: Experiment and Electronic Structure Theory,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 14743.
  6. 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.
  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, P. J. Lestrange, J. J. Goings, M. Caricato, X. Li, “Energy-Specific Equation-of-Motion Coupled-Cluster Methods for High-Energy Excited States: Application to K-edge X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2015, 11, 4146.
  9. J. J. Goings, F. Ding, M. Frisch, X. Li, “Stability of the Complex Generalized Hartree-Fock Equations,” J. Chem. Phys., 2015, 142, 154109.
  10. F. Ding, J. J. Goings, M. Frisch, X. Li, “Ab Initio Non-Relativistic Spin Dynamics“, J. Chem. Phys., 2014, 141, 214111.
  11. J. J. Goings, A. Schimpf, J. W. May, R. Johns. D. R. Gamelin, X. Li, “Theoretical Characterization of Conduction-Band Electrons in Photodoped and Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide (AZO) Quantum Dots,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 26584.
  12. J. J. Goings, S. M. Ohlsen, K. M. Blaisdell, D. P. Schofield, “Sorption of H2 to Open Metal Sites in a Metal–Organic Framework: A Symmetry-Adapted Perturbation Theory Analysis“, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2014, 118, 7411.
  13. J. J. Goings, M. Caricato, M. Frisch, X. Li, “Assessment of Low-scaling Approximations to the Equation of Motion Coupled-Cluster Singles and Doubles Equations“, J. Chem. Phys., 2014, 141, 164116.
  14. 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.