Congratulations to Levine group graduate, Yinan Shu, on receiving the 2020 Robin Hochstrasser Young Investigator Award from the journal Chemical Physics! Named for eminent spectroscopist and long-time Chemical Physics editor, Robin Hochstrasser, this award is given to one chemical physicist each year, who must be under 40 years of age and without a permanent academic appointment. Nice work, Yinan, keep racking up those awards!
Congratulations to Mike Esch, who successfully defended this Ph.D. dissertation this week! Mike has done excellent work on a number of topics, including lead halide perovskites, cyanine dyes, conical intersection “locality,” and nonadiabatic molecular dynamics methods for dense manifolds of electronic states. Lucky for us, Mike will be staying on as a postdoc in our group!
Congratulations to Levine group members Dylan and Katy for earning their masters degrees!
Congratulations to Derek Metcalf, former undergraduate researcher in our group, for earning a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! After graduating MSU in 2018, Derek joined the Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech, where he now working in the group of David Sherrill. Keep up the good work, Derek!
It’s nice to be able to share some good news.
Yinan Shu was named a 2020 PHYS Division Young Investigators by the ACS PHYS division:
Yinan was one of the first Levine group members, joining in 2011 and earning his PhD in 2016. During his time here he lead a number of projects, ranging from semiconductor photophysics to electronic structure method development to the automated design of light emitting molecules. He is currently a postdoc in the group of Don Truhlar at University of Minnesota.
Nice work, Yinan, and very well deserved!
Last week we bid farewell to Dmitry Fedorov, who is moving on to a postdoctoral position in the Alexeev group at Argonne National Lab and at General Atomics. While with us, Dmitry completed a number of very challenging projects in nonadiabatic molecular dynamics method development. We are sad to see him go, but we look forward to seeing the great things he will do in the future!
Today was summer REU student Andrew LaDuca’s last day. In a short 10 weeks, Andrew gained useful insights into the electrochemistry of an interesting class of organic molecules with hypothetical applications in water splitting and energy storage. Best wishes for your senior year at Grand Valley and future career!
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.
Congratulations to Garrett, who successfully defended his dissertation yesterday. Garrett will continue his scientific career in the group of Prof. Charlie Brooks at the University of Michigan starting in September. Nice work, Garrett!