We are a computational and theoretical physical chemistry group with broad interests in dynamical processes occurring at the nanoscale. We are particularly interested in developing new methods to probe and control the behavior of matter by means of external stimuli, a topic that we like to refer to as “Molecules Under Stress”. Research in our group is interdisciplinary in nature, typically at the interface between Chemistry, Physics, Optics and Nanoscience.

Some group pictures:

  • Group Picture, 2017
  • Group Picture, 2017
  • Group Picture, 2016
  • Group Picture, 2016
  • The Group with George, June 2015
  • Theoreticians out of equilibrium 1/5
  • Theoreticians out of equilibrium 2/5
  • Theoreticians out of equilibrium 3/5
  • Theoreticians out of equilibrium 4/5
  • Theoreticians out of equilibrium 5/5
  • Group Picture, 2014

Recent News

  • May 25, 2018. Liping’s paper “Stark control of electrons along nanojunctions” was just published in Nature Communications. Check it out here!
  • May 22, 2018. Bing received the 2018 PHYS Young Investigator Award of ACS due to his work on quantum dynamics, quantum decoherence and non-equilibrium properties of matter. Check it out here: http://phys-acs.org/postdocs/2018.html. Congrats Bing!
  • May 19, 2018. Leopoldo has completed all of the requirements for his master’s degrees and was awarded his diploma. Well done!
  • May 16, 2018. Ignacio is visiting U. Washington and giving a PChem talk. 
  • May 15, 2018. Ignacio is at Irvine giving a talk in the PChem series. 
  • April 30, 2018. Ignacio is visiting Princeton and giving a PChem seminar.
  • April 26, 2018. Ignacio is giving a talk in the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook U.
  • April 24, 2018. Ignacio is giving a PChem seminar at Yale. 
  • April 16, 2018. Ignacio is visiting U. Oregon and giving a PChem seminar. 
  • April 3, 2018. Wen’s paper “Lessons on electronic decoherence in molecules from exact modeling” just appeared in J. Chem. Phys. Congrats Wen! Check it out here
  • April 3, 2018. Ignacio is giving a talk in the James Frank Institute at the University of Chicago.
  • March 27, 2018. Ignacio is giving a P. Chem. talk at the University of Toronto.
  • March 13-15, 2018. Ignacio is giving a lecture in the Greater Boston Area Theoretical Chemistry Lecture Series.
  • March 5-9, 2018. Bing is at APS presenting the work of the group.
  • March 2, 2018. Ignacio is in Durham, NC visiting Duke and giving a P. Chem. talk. 
  • February 27, 2018. Ignacio is giving a P. Chem. talk at NYU.
  • February 15, 2018. Ignacio is in Ithaca giving a P. Chem talk at Cornell.
  • February 13, 2018. Zhi’s paper “Modeling Non-Reactive Molecule-Surface Systems on Experimentally Relevant Time and Length Scales: Dynamics and Conductance of Polyfluorene on Au(111)” was just accepted to J. Phys. Chem. Lett. Congratulations Zhi for a beautiful piece of work! Check it out here
  • February 8, 2018. Ignacio is in Evanston giving a Theoretical Chemistry seminar at Northwestern.
  • February 7, 2018. Ignacio is in Urbana-Champaign giving a PChem talk at the University of Illinois.
  • January 25, 2018. Leopoldo’s paper “Signatures of Conformational Dynamics and Electrode-Molecule Interactions in the Conductance Profile During Pulling of Single-Molecule Junctions” was just accepted to J. Phys. Chem. Lett. Check it out here!
  • January 23, 2018. Ignacio is in San Diego giving a PChem talk at UCSD.
  • January 18, 2018. Ignacio is in Philadelphia giving a PChem talk at Penn.
  • January 17, 2018. Bing’s paper generalizing the theory for the timescale of molecular electronic decoherence was just accepted to J. Phys. Chem. Lett. Check it out here!
  • November 6, 2017. Ignacio is giving a PChem seminar at USC.
  • November 2, 2017. Ignacio is at the CUNY Graduate Center giving a talk in the workshop “Quantum conductance and forces across molecular junctions”.
  • October 20, 2017. Bing receives APS travel award!

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