Hassan Awarded Dissertation Fellowship

Hassan Harb has been awarded a dissertation fellowship by the Chemistry & Chemical Biology Graduate Group. Congratulations, Hassan!

Xianghai's Paper on AP

Xiaghai Sheng's paper on using the approximate projection (AP) model for calculating exchange coupling constants and spin crossover gaps using density functional theory has appeared in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. This work also involved former postdoc, and current University of Louisville assistant professor, Lee Thompson. The paper is online at 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00387. Congrats. Xianghai!

New Review in Accounts in Chemical Research

Our review of our recent work on lanthanide oxide and boride clusters with the Chick Jarrold Lab has been published in Accounts of Chemical Research. Congratulations to Hassan on this new publication!


Hrant has been awarded a National Science Foundation CARRER Award! This award supports ongoing work in the group to develop and implement new models that address electronic structure posing challenges for current approaches and to explore metal oxide and metal sulfide chemistry using these new models. This award also provides support for undergraduate and graduate education efforts as well exciting new outreach work with local schools. [The UC Merced news story about this award is online here.]