We are very excited to welcome Kenneth Berard, a Chemistry graduate student, to the group! Kenneth completed BS in Chemistry at University of Rhode Island (with minors in Physics and Math). Welcome aboard, Kenneth!
Trevor Lata, am undergraduate student at University of Arizona, will be joining our group for the summer. Trevor is part of the NSF-funded computational science REU at IACS (Data + Computing = Discover!). Welcome, Trevor!
Congratulations, Gabriella Albanese, on completing her honors thesis work in our group and graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Nice work, Gabriella!
Kevin Torres, am undergraduate student at the CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will be joining our group for the summer. Kevin is part of the NSF-funded Chemistry REU at Stony Brook. Welcome, Kevin!
Belated congratulations to former Levine group graduate student, Yinan Shu, for being awarded the Spring 2021 Wiley Computers in Chemistry Outstanding Postdoc Award by the ACS COMP Division. Congrats, Yinan!
Congratulations to former Levine group graduate student, Scott Fales, for being awarded the Fall 2021 Wiley Computers in Chemistry Outstanding Postdoc Award by the ACS COMP division. Congrats, Scott!
Congratulations to Levine group postdoc Arshad Mehmood for earning the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Outstanding Dissertation Award at Texas Christian University, where he earned his Ph.D. in the group of Ben Janesko. Great work, Arshad!
Check out the group’s new JCP Perspective article on complete active space configuration interaction (CASCI) methods. In it, we argue that CASCI offers many advantages over the more widely used CASSCF approach, and we present several insights into orbital selection. In addition, we argue that CASCI is not just suitable for studying nanomaterials, but that it is more suitable for describing electronic excitations in nanomaterials than in smaller molecular systems.
Arshad Mehmood is joining our group as a postdoctoral researchers. Arshard just completed his Ph.D. with Ben Janesko at Texas Christian, where he developed wave function analysis tools. Welcome, Arshad!
Check out Fangchun and Wei-Tao’s new paper in J. Mater. Chem. C! In collaboration with experimentalists in the Borhan and Lunt groups at MSU, they developed a microscopic understanding of how cyanine dyes can be designed to have large Stokes shifts, desirable for applications is solar energy conversion, biomedical imaging, and other areas. This work is a JMCC HOT paper!