Research Associate

Sean Fischer

Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
311C Bagley Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-1700
Tel: (206) 616-3596


  • 2013 Ph.D. Chemistry University of Washington
  • 2011 M.S. Chemistry University of Washington
  • 2008 B.S. Chemistry University of Pittsburgh


  1. 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.
  2. H. M. Jaeger, S. Fischer, O. V. Prezhdo, “The role of surface defects in multi-exciton generation of lead selenide and silicon semiconductor quantum dots,” J. Chem. Phys., 2012, 136, 064701.
  3. S. A. Fischer, A. M. Crotty, S. V. Kilina, S. A. Ivanov, S. Tretiak, “Passivating ligand and solvent contributions to the electronic properties of semiconductor nanocrystals,” Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 904.
  4. S. A. Fischer, C. T. Chapman, X. Li, “Surface Hopping with Ehrenfest Excited Potential,” J. Chem. Phys., 2011, 135, 144102.
  5. W. Liang, S. A. Fischer, M. J. Frisch, X. Li, “Energy-specific linear response TDHF/TDDFT for calculating high-energy excited states,” J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2011, 7, 3540.
  6. S. A. Fischer, O. V. Prezhdo, “Dopant Effects on Single and Multiple Excitons in Small Si Clusters: High-Level Ab Initio Calculations,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 10006.
  7. S. A. Fischer, B. F. Habenicht, A. B. Madrid, W. R. Duncan, O. V. Prezhdo, “Regarding the validity of the time-dependent Kohn-Sham approach for electron-nuclear dynamics via trajectory surface hopping,” J. Chem. Phys., 2011, 134, 024102.
  8. S. A. Fischer, C. M. Isborn, O. V. Prezhdo, “Excited states and optical absorption of small semiconducting clusters: Dopants, defects and charging,” Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 400.
  9. S. A. Fischer, A. B. Madrid, C. M. Isborn, O. V. Prezhdo, “Multiple Exciton Generation in Small Si Clusters: A High-Level, Ab Initio Study,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2010, 1, 232.
  10. S. A. Fischer, W. R. Duncan, O. V. Prezhdo, “Ab initio Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics of Wet-Electrons on the TiO2 Surface,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 15483.