are held on Tuesdays, 5:00 pm, SSL Auditorium.
Krylov group meetings
are held on Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, SSC 604.
Pavel Pokhilko was recognized
by the Michael Dulligan Award. Well deserved, Pavel, congratulations!
Congratulations and warm farewell to Dr. Ilya Kaliman, who will be joining Q-Chem, Inc in May. Great deeds await, Ilya!
Congratulations to Dr. Natalie Orms on her Ph.D. defense! Well done, Natalie!
Congratulations to Pavel Pokhilko on his excellent performance on the qualifying exam!
Forward to Ph.D.!
Watch Telluride Town Talk
"Molecules and light: The story of life, death, and our quest for knowledge"
given by Anna Krylov on August 1st.
Watch ACS Live Slides describing
our recent work on extending the concept of natural transition orbitals to two-photon transitions.
Congratulations to Dr. Samer Gozem, who will be joining the faculty at Georgia State University this Fall.
Good luck with your independent career, Samer!
Dr. Kaushik Nanda has recieved the Arthur Adamson Postdoctoral Recognition Award.
Well done, Kaushik!
Congratulations to Dr. Anastasia Gunina on the outsanding
defense of her thesis!
Dr. Shirin Faraji
has accepted Associate Professor Position at the University of
Gronigen, Netherlands. She will begin her new job in March, 2017.
Congratulations to Dr. Atanu Acharya and Dr. Xintian Feng on the successful
defense of their theses. Well done!
Great news for the computational chemistry community:
MolSSI Institute has been launched.
We are proud to be a part of it!
Watch out Atanu's LiveSlides summarizing our work on electron transfer in fluorescent proteins.
Happy end-of-semester to everyone! Important milestones from Spring 2016:
Atanu Acharya has recieved Dissertation Completion Fellowship;
Natalie Orms and Arman Sadybekov passed their qualifying exams and are now Ph.D. bound.
Congratulations to Atanu Acharya for recieveing predoctoral fellowship from USC!
Check out Samer's Live Slides summarizing
our recent work on photoelectron cross sections.
Check out our ViewPoint paper What Is the Price of Open-Source Software?
April 16 was a great day for theory - our group collected SEVEN awards
at the Staufer festivities!
Natalie Orms on receiving best 115 TA award,
Anastasia Gunina on receiving best poster award,
Xintian Feng on receiving Prakash graduate research award,
Atanu Acharya on receiving Dulligan graduate research award,
and Thomas Jagau on receiving Arthur Adamson posdoctoral recogntion
award. In addition, Samer Gozem and Shirin Faraji were recognized
as the recipients of the Burg postdoctoral teaching fellowships.
Well done, everyone!
Congratulations to Natalie Orms on receiving honorable mention from NSF in this year’s Graduate Research Fellowship competition.
Alumni news: Lucas Koziol will be soon joining Exxon Mobil, to conduct computational research on new fuels. Well done, Lucas!
Congratulations to Dr. Dima Zuev on his excellent defense!
Belated congratulations to Dima Zuev for landing a cool job! Dima will be joining
Bloomberg L.P. this summer. Good luck!!!
Congratulations to Atanu Acharya, Anastasia Gunina, and Xintian Feng
on passing their qualifying exams!
Three first-year students, Arman Sadybekov, Natalie Orms, and Bailey Qin
have officially joined our group! Great deeds await!
Warm welcome to our new member, Dr. Ilya Kaliman.
Warm welcome to our new member, Dr. Samer Gozem.
Thanks everyone for making our group party and hike such a success!
Warm welcome to our new member, Dr. Kaushik Nanda.
Women in Theory webpage is out!
Warm welcome to our new member, Dr. Thomas Jagau.
Alumni news: Congratulations to Prof. Lyudmila Slipchenko on her early promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure.
Belated congratulations to
Dr. Kirill Khistyaev on his defense. Well done!
Belated congratulations to our group members recognized by the awards at the
Stauffer Symposium: Anastasia Gunina (Best TA),
Dima Zuev (Dulligan Award), and Kirill Khistyaev (Strouchkoff Award).
Dr. Ksenia Bravaya will be joining Department of Chemistry of Boston University as an
Assistant Professor this summer. Ksenia, good luck! We're so proud!
Congratulations to Kirill Khistyaev who has landed a cool job several months before the graduation. Kirill will work as Financial Software Developer in
in the RD department of
Bloomberg L.P. Atta boy!
IQmol 2.1 is OUT! New feature: remote submission of Q-Chem jobs.
Nadia Korovina and Evgeny Epifanovsky won poster awards at ICQC! Congratulations!!! Two out of eight for our group - way beyond cool.
Congratulations to Adele Laurent on landing an independent position
(Charge de Recherche 2) in
the CEISAM laboratory at the University of Nantes. The competition was super-stiff, but Adele was unstoppable.
Fight on, gal!
Thanks to all making the hike, the party, and the eclipse such a great fun! Here are some pictures
Congratulations to our newlyweds, Zhenya and Laura.
Our paper on proton transfer in pi-stacked systems has been featured in
Science News, Dornsife News , and LBNL press release.
Alumni news: Arik will be starting a new job as a director of
a computational laboratory at Technion this Fall. Congrats!
Congratulations and good luck to Debashree who will be starting
an independent position (Scientist Gr IV(3) or Scientist E1) in the
National Chemical Laboratory at Pune,
India, this summer. Well done indeed!
Warmest welcome to the first year students joining the group,
Atanu, Subodh, Anastasia, Xintin, and Alexander! Great deeds await!!!
Prof. Lee Woodcock will deliver two tutorial lectures about QM/MM and CHARMM on Tue (12/6) and
Thu (12/8), in SSC 604. Bring your laptops! Resources and preliminary reading:
a nice overview of QM/MM concepts;
an older review from the same author;
more detailed in-depth review by Thiel;
Vote for our film "Shine A Light"
to help us win the final round of the NSF visualization competition.
We have made it to top 10!
Congratulations and good luck to Eugene who will be starting his new position at
the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Lab this September!
Alumni news: Lucas has joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a posdoc. He will be working in the Life Sciences Directorate. Congrats!
Yaaay! We have a group
- now no one will miss a party!
Congratulations to Dr. Eugene Kamarchik on Adamson Postdoctoral Merit Award.
Yves has won the the "Director’s Prize" for the best Ph. D. thesis in the Research
School of Chemistry (Australian National University) in 2010 - WOW!!!
- Congratulations to Ksenia on the
ACS PHYS postdoctoral recognition award!
- Dr. Debashree Ghosh has won a prestigious
WiSE postdoctoral recognition award - to pair with the Burg postdoctoral
award she has received earlier this year - congratulations!!!
- Congratulations to Dr. Evgeny Epifanovsky on
his spectacular defense!
- Alumni news: Dr. Piotr Pieniazek is
joining Eli Lilly. From benzene dimer
cation to big pharma -- atta boy!
- Dima Zuev just passed his screening exam: congratulations!
Warm welcome to our new group members: Dr. Adele Laurent and
Dr. Yves Bernard.
Congratulations to Kirill Khistyaev on his excellent performance on
the qualifying exam. Now full speed forward to the Ph.D. defense!
Alumni news: Anna Zadorozhnaya (Golubeva)
has landed her first job with
big finance --
investment bank at the risk management department.
Anna, we are so proud of you!
Warm welcome to Masha, Nastia, and Nadia!
Congratulations to Ksenia for
winning best poster award (sponsored by PCCP) at the Polar-2010 conference.
Check out the pictures from our group outing in Mammoth Lakes. Thanks to all for the great time!
These costumes are quite something, I look like a witch!
Congratulations to our group members recognized at the Stauffer
Evgeny Epifanovsky on receiving Michael Dulligan graduate research award;
Kirill Khistyaev on receiving outstanding general chemistry TA award;
Dr. Ksenia Bravaya on receiving Anton Burg postdoctoral teaching award.
Check out the pictures.
Good news: Ilya's got safely back to Moscow after his a little too exciting
epic United 964 flight via Azores.
Zhenya's paper on oxidized states of GFP has been selected as Research Highlight on the J. Chem. Phys.
website -- congratulations!
Congratulations to Ksenia on receiving WiSE Postdoctoral Merit Award (USC) - atta girl!
Dr. Mozhayskiy, congratulations! Well done indeed, we're proud of you!
Warmest welcome to our newest group member, Dima Zuev. Dima, great deeds await!
Congratulations to Dr. Anna Golubeva (Zadorozhnaya) on her Ph.D. defense! Anna, good luck with your
Melania will be joining the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Lab -- congratulations and good luck with the new adventure!
Popcorn time -- Laser is out!
Watch and share.
for "Laser" is out, stay tuned!
Stas has made it -- congratulations!
Our movie was viewed more that 10,000 times during the first month since the release -- wow!
Our movie is out:
"Shine A Light" -- enjoy and share!
Don't miss the
Vote it up on Digg.
annual hike was a great success - thanks to everyone! I am pleased that our outdoor skills
are getting better -- no one was lost this time.
Lucas is now Dr. Koziol (and so is our governor): Congratulations to both!
Prashant Manohar has accepted the offer to join the faculty of the
Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India.
Well done, Prashant!
Congratulations to Vadim Mozhayskiy who won Michael Dulligan graduate research award!
Check out Western Spectroscopy Association
Conference and University of Maryland Symposium
posters using our images.
Congratulations to Dr. Vitalii Vanovschi on his successful Ph.D. defense. Vitalii,
well done and good luck at your new job with Google.
Congratulations to Anna Golubeva on her excellent performance on the qualifying exam!
Many thanks to all the participants of our annual iOpenShell meeting.
Thanks to all the participants of our
annual group outing and the hike to San Jacinto peak via Marion Mountain trail.
Special thanks to Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit
rescuing Prashant, who get stranded after summiting the 10,860 ft tall mountain.
Consider supporting RMRU by a tax deductible donation and remember to always carry 10 essentials!
Our work on triazine is
highlighted in Science, in the
USC news release, and
Congratulations to Piotr on his spectacular Ph. D.
defense. Right on, Dr. Pieniazek!
Congratulations to Vadim Mozhayskiy on the travel award
from the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences to attend the WATOC-08 meeting in
Australia. Careful with these Roos, Vadim.
Congratulations to Lucas Koziol who won the prestigious
final year fellowship from the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.
Vadim Mozhayskiy won the best poster award at the Stauffer posters
Congratulations to Vitalii Vanovschi who won the prestigious
Piotr Pieniazek will join Jim Skinner's group at University of Wisconsin
at Madison in the Fall of 2008. Warm clothes donations are welcome!
Alumni news: Sergey Levchenko has accepted the offer to join
the Fritz-Haber Institute of Max Planck Society
as a senior postdoc September 2008. Congratulations!
Alumni news: Lyuda Slipchenko has accepted the offer to join Purdue University
at West Lafayette as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry starting September 2008.