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!
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.