Welcome to the Furche Research Group!
We are an eclectic group of scientists
focused on understanding the behavior of electrons in chemical systems. To do so, we adopt an interdisciplinary approach at the interface of
chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics.
The Furche group engages in all aspects of theoretical science,
pen-and-paper method develpment, computational implementation,
to interesting and chemically relevant systems. To learn more about our
research endeavors, see the "Research" section.
As scholars, we promote a tradition of collaboration
and intellectual support
amongst ourselves and throughout the scientific community as a whole.
Many members are engaged in team-based projects,
both within the group and with
other research organizations.
You can read more about these projects on our
member pages. Our alumni have taken positions in
industry, data science, and academia.
The methods that we develop are generally incorporated
into the Turbomole program package,
a quantum chemistry code with thousands of users worldwide.
To learn more about what we have implemented, or our current work,
see our group publication list.
We are currently engaged in a number collaborations within the UCI
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Initiative as well as groups
throughout the world. We also participate in
AirUCI, a multidisciplinary research institute dedicated
and solving issues related to air pollution,
climate change, water quality,
and green technology.
Outside of quantum chemistry, we enjoy group hiking and camping trips.
Pictures of some recent highlights can be found on our activities page.
If you are interested in the group, whether as an undergraduate,
graduate student, or postdoc,
please contact us! More information can be found in
the "openings" tab.
This research is based upon work supported by the Department
of Energy under Award DE-SC0018352,
the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award
CHE-1800431, CHE-2102568, OAC-1835909,
Turbomole, GmbH., and the Eddleman Quantum Institute (EQI).
Gabriel Phun defended his thesis.
Jason Yu, Brian Nguyen, and Samuel Bekoe have defended their theses.