Furche Group

[1] Robert S. Mulliken, G. N. Lewis Award Lecture, 1960, published in Vortex 21 (1960), 182.

“What the electrons are really doing in molecules" [1]

FF Group

We do more than run calculations; we develop and implement new electronic structure methods. The code we write usually becomes part of Turbomole, a suite of programs with thousands of users worldwide. To learn more about our work head on to our research page or browse our group publication list.

Because method development cannot be learned from books, we spend a lot of time working together and supporting one another. At the same time, most of us have our own pet projects. You can read more about these projects on our member pages. Our alumni move on to positions in large chemical companies or academia.

Scientific collaborations are important to us, whether inside the UCI Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Initiative, in the Department of Chemistry, or with groups throughout the world. We also participate in AirUCI, a multidisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding and solving issues related to air pollution, climate change, water quality, and green technology.

Outside of quantum chemistry, we often appreciate the natural beauty around us by going on group hikes and camping trips. Pictures of some recent highlights (and low points) can be found on our activities page.

If you are interested in joining us, whether as an undergraduate or graduate student, or as a postdoc, please read more on our openings page.

This research is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award DE-SC0008694, the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award CHE-1464828 and Turbomole, GmbH.


We are searching for postdoctoral candidates with strong background in electronic structure and numerical methods.

Please apply here.

Furche group at Excited State Processes 2018

We will be at the above conference. On the 5th of June, Prof. Furche will be giving a talk at 9.05am, and Brian Nguyen will be presenting a poster at 7pm.

Alan R. has won the Don L. Bunker Award.

High school interns presenting

Our research interns from local high schools will be presenting their work in the group on May 14th, 4.30pm at FRH 5107.

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