Congratulations Almost-Dr. Esch!

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, Derek Metcalf!

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!

Congratulations, Yinan Shu!

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:

http://phys-acs.org/postdocs/2020.html

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!

Farewell, Andrew!

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, Derek!

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!

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