Furche Group

News Archive

2018

Kimberly Zhang has joined us as an undergraduate researcher.

Eva von Domaros has joined us as a post-doctorate scholar.

Furche group members presenting in March meeting in APS

Shane, Guo, Saswata and Prof. Furche will be presenting on March 5 and 8.

2017

Mikko accepted a position of a research scientist in BASF SE in Ludwigshafen.

Jefferson E. Bates accepted the position of assistant professor in Appalachian State University.

Guo receives the Regents' Dissertation Fellowship for the Spring 2018 Quarter

Filipp receives Excellent Undergrad Mentor Award

Filipp Furche wins Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research for Physical Sciences.

Prof Furche will be formally recognized at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 20th.

Mikko accepts a postion at TUM

Mikko accepted the position of a computational biochemistry researcher at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Jason accepted graduate school offer

Jason accepted the offer from the California Institue of Technology (Caltech) for graduate school.

Welcome! Alan Robledo and Donhao Nguyen joined our group as undergraduate students.

Guo's paper on computation of Plutonium chemistry is featured in C&EN news.

Check here for the full news.

Filipp is co-organizing a symposium on electronic structure methods at the 254th ACS National Meeting

Check here for further information.

2016

Tenure job for Henk

Dr. Henk Eshuis received tenure at Montclair State University, NJ.

Brandon accepted post-doc offer

Brandon accepted the position of a computational sciences post-doctoral fellow in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Saswata and Sree Ganesh are PhD candidates now

Saswata and Sree Ganesh passed the oral examination for advancement to candidacy.

Prof. Reinhart Ahlrichs passed away

Prof. Reinhart Ahlrichs, Filipp’s former advisor and Turbomole initiator, passed away at the age of 76. He will be dearly missed.

Jordan successfully defended his PhD. thesis

Filipp's lecture at ACS available online

Check out Filipp’s lecture Electronic structure methods for small gap systems at the 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego (ACS membership login required)

High school summer program

The high school summer program begins today. Check out our outreach page.

Shane awarded Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award

Shane has been awarded an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship. Quote from the Beckman website: “The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award program is an open program for research institutions across the United States to support postdoctoral scholars who are judged to have the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, and who will become the next generation of leaders and innovators in science, engineering, and technology.”

Approximately 20 people were awarded this fellowship nationwide. This fellowship is intended to support Shane’s transition to an independent career in research and comes with a two-years fellowship and additional funds for research expenditures.

2015

College rankings have no correlation to the success of the students in future. Check this out. Even NY Times thinks so.

Brandon Krull successfully defended his PhD dissertation.

Guo Chen advanced to PhD candidacy

Welcome! Prof. Dage Sundholm visits our group

Brandon Krull receives a Regents' Dissertation Fellowship

Welcome! Mikko Muuronen joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar

Jason Yu receives a Rose Hills Foundation Undergraduate Science and Engineering Scholarship 2015-2016

Jason Yu receives a SURP Research Fellowship for Summer 2015

Jason Yu receives the Rosa Parks Chemistry Department Award

Filipp Furche and Guo Chen will be presenting at The 15th ICQC in Beijing, China, June 4-13, 2015

Brian Nguyen receives the Chancellor's Award of Distinction

Jason Yu receives the Maria Rebecca and Maureen Belletini Award

Brian Nguyen will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on June 11, 2015

Brian Nguyen was accepted into the Mathematical and Computational Biology Undergraduate (MCBU) research program at UCI. He will be attending the program summer 2015

Group GPG key signing party

Welcome! Saswata Roy, B. Sree Ganesh, and Matthew Agee joined our group as graduate students

2014

Welcome! Shane Parker joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar

Alan Chan receives the Humanities Core Course Research Award

Our recent paper on neutral gold clusters was featured by Chemistry Views

Jason Yu receives a Rose Hills Foundation scholarship

Welcome! Vamsee Voora joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar

Jason Yu receives the CRC Freshmen Chemistry Award, and Brian Nguyen receives the Hypercube Scholar Program Award of the Department of Chemistry

Watch the video abstract of our perspective on ab initio non-adiabatic dynamics

E. Tapavicza, G. Bellchambers, J. C. Vincent, F. Furche, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15 18336 (2013), doi:10.1039/C3CP51514A

Brian Nguyen was awarded the 2013/14 ACS Orange County Award

This award recognizes an outstanding UCI chemistry undergraduate, either Sr. or Jr. status, who has excelled in the classroom and the laboratory during their career here, based on overall GPA, GPA in chem courses, and performance in research.

Filipp Furche will receive the 2014 Early-Career Award in Theoretical Physical Chemistry by the American Chemical Society

2013

Jefferson E. Bates successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Check out some pictures of the event here

The Evans group isolated and identified the first molecular complex of U2+ in collaboration with our group. This work just appeared in JACS

The Evans group discovered four new Lanthanide +II oxidation states with our help. Check out the paper in JACS, the C&E News feature, and Matt's video

Jefferson E. Bates received the Lee and Smitrovich Awards

Jefferson E. Bates received the Lee and Smitrovich Awards of the Department of Chemistry and the Outstanding Contribution to the Chemistry Department Honored by the School of Physical Sciences Award

Watch the video abstract of our perspective on ab initio non-adiabatic dynamics

E. Tapavicza, G. Bellchambers, J. C. Vincent, F. Furche, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15 18336 (2013), doi:10.1039/C3CP51514A

Enrico Tapavicza has accepted a faculty position at Cal State Long Beach

Jae Hyun Kwon will begin undergraduate studies at Columbia University this Fall

Jefferson E. Bates received a Dean's Dissertation Fellowship for Spring 2013

2012

Filipp Furche was awarded the Dirac Medal of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists

Asbjorn Burow was awarded the first Tiburtius prize of the Berlin Universities

Welcome! Gregory Bellchambers joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar

Jeb's paper on "Harnessing the meta-GGA for TDDFT" was published in JCP

The group went camping in the San Jacinto Mountains. See pictures here

Henk has left for his journey as assistant professor at Montclair State Univeristy, NJ

2011

Paper with Evans group describing synthesis and characterization of the first actinide nitrosyl complex featured in this week's C&EN Issue [J. Kemsley, C&EN 89 26 (2011)]

Ingolf got his PhD

Welcome! Brandon Krull joined our group

Welcome! Mark Hilkert joined our group.

Congratulations to Robert Send for graduating and moving on to Germany: BASF SE! We are very proud of you!