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!
Congrats to Yinan for successfully defending his thesis today!
He’ll be moving to Minnesota to join the Truhlar group in mid-July.
Congratulations to Levine group undergraduates Monica O’Brien and Oskar Ubysz who are graduating with their bachelor’s degrees this weekend! Monica has applied quantum chemical methods to develop an understanding of singlet fission in a conjugated oligomer, while Oskar has developed a molecular dynamics code to compute the entropic barrier to reach a conical intersection seam. Both have done excellent work here, and we will be looking forward to seeing the great things they accomplish in their future careers!