Welcome to Pen Chang Chang! Pen in a rising senior in Chemistry and Math here at SBU. He will be doing a senior honor thesis project in our group.
Welcome to Xin Qi “Frank” Liu! Frank is a high school student from Bronx High School of Science, and will be working on a research project in collaboration with Fangchun.
Check out Andy’s new paper in JCTC! It describes a novel method for modeling electron dynamics in an electric field: Floquet time-dependent configuration interaction. We also demonstrate that it works well for modeling dynamics in ultrafast pulses, despite the fact that Floquet theory is only rigorously valid for a continuous-wave field.
Check out Mike’s new paper in J. Chem. Phys. It describes a new approach to approximating the decoherence time in our Ehrenfest with Collapse to a Block (TAB) nonadiabatic molecular dynamics method, which provides accurate results without empirical fitting.
Check out Fangchun’s most recent paper. In collaboration with MSU colleagues in the Dantus and Beck groups, we investigated the competition between S1 and S2 emission in cyanine dyes. This article will appear in a virtual special issue celebrating the 125th Anniversary of JPC.
Welcome to Andrew Nicoll and Ying You! Ying and Andrew are Chemistry PhD students who are beginning rotations in our research group.
Check out Caitlin’s new paper in J. Phys. Chem. Lett.! In collaboration with the experimental groups of Warren Beck (Michigan St.) and Greg Van Patten (Middle Tennessee St.), we shed light on the complex ligand motions that lead to hot carrier cooling in CdSe quantum dots. This is our first foray into hot carrier cooling, and work continues to determines how the structure of the surface ligands determine the cooling rate. Nice work, Caitlin!
The Levine group is pleased to welcome new graduate student Thomas Knoll to the group. Thomas earned his BS and MS in Chemistry at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. He has done research in excited state electronic structure and dynamics with Leticia Gonzalez and Regina De Vivie-Riedle. Welcome, Thomas!
The Levine group is very pleased to welcome new postdoc Alex Teplukhin to the group. Alex earned his PhD at Marquette University working with Dmitri Babakov. He joins us after doing a postdoc at Los Alamos with Brian Kendrick. Welcome, Alex!