Congratulations to Dylan for passing his candidacy exam. Nice work, Dylan!
Congratulations to Derek Metcalf, who will graduate with his B.S. in Chemical Engineering this week! Derek will be heading south to join the Chemistry Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech this summer. Derek has done great work on a number of project, and we’re looking forward to seeing more great things from him. Congratulations and good luck, Derek!
Congratulations to Scott, who successfully defended his thesis yesterday!
He’ll be leaving our science team to join the group of Todd J. Martinez at Stanford as a postdoctoral researcher in a few weeks.
Effective tomorrow, July 1, I (Ben) will be an associate professor with tenure. Many thanks to all of my friends and colleagues at MSU and elsewhere.
An especially big thanks to the students whose hard work and creative problem solving were responsible for the science our team has done over the last six years.
And another especially big thanks to Carol and Mark for their support and patience.
Congratulations to new Ph.D. candidate Mike Esch for passing his second year oral exam. Nice work!
Congratulations to Derek Metcalf, who was awarded the Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry by the ACS PHYS division. This award recognizes Derek’s work in research and his performance in both undergraduate and graduate physical chemistry courses. Nice work, Derek!
Ben is honored and grateful that the Journal of Physical Chemistry and the ACS PHYS division have awarded him the JPC A Lectureship! Ben will deliver his lecture at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Washington D.C. in August. Hope to see you there!
Ben is both honored and grateful that the ACS COMP division is awarding him the Spring 2017 OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry. This award will support Ben’s travel to the spring 2017 national meeting of the ACS in San Francisco to present a poster titled “Multireference Quantum Chemistry and Conical Intersections at the Nanoscale.” See you there!
Congratulations to Wei-Tao for passing his second year oral exam. Nice work!