At the ACS meeting in San Diego, Christine was presented with the ACS Open Eye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry. Woo! This included a fabulous sushi dinner at Nobu and an honorarium.
A van load of 7 students from the Hratchian and Isborn groups headed to ACS to present at the poster session. Lee Thompson, Hrant, and Christine gave talks.
Here we expand our studies of the size-dependent IP error to examine solution phase systems. We find that the IP error for non-exact exchange functionals is substantial in explicit solvent. For more, check out the article.
Aleksey brings a lot of knowledge in charge transfer and transport dynamics and model Hamiltonian methods from a post-doc in Birgitta Whaley's group at UC Berkeley and Ph.D. training with Ferdinand Grozema and Laurens Siebbeles at Delft University. Welcome Aleksey!
Christine is PI on a DOE proposal to collaborate with Tom Markland at Stanford and Aurora Clark at Washington State University on the "Development of Approaches to Model Excited State Charge and Energy Transfer in Solution." Our proposed will bring together excited state electronic structure methodology in both the linear response and time domains, quantum dynamics on both ground and excited states, and solvation
Christine is once again co-organizing a Telluride week-long workshop on modeling excited states. These small (~30 faculty) workshops are a great way to exchange ideas and the latest research. She will be attending a workshop the following week on modeling quantum effects in the condensed phase.