Congratulations to Dakota for winning a 2017 Stafford Award for excellence in grad student teaching!
Congrats to Chris Petroff for a fast time at the NYC Marathon, finishing in 2:36:57, a new group record. Now on to your comp exam!
Paula B. Hoffmann, Adam G. Gagorik, Xialing Chen, and Geoffrey R. Hutchison. “Asymmetric Surface Potential Energy Distributions in Organic Electronic Materials via Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, 117 (36), pp 18367–18374. Online. Supporting Information is available here: HoffmannSI
Many congratulations to Dr. Andrey Sharapov! Andrey defended his dissertation “Fast Treatment Of Pi-Stacking Using Density Functional Theory” in physics on April 8th. His dissertation involved the use of the Harris approximation in DFT for predicting pi stacking geometries in conjugated molecules, with a speed up of 10-20x over conventional methods. Congrats Andrey!
Ilana Y Kanal , Steven G Owens , Jonathon S Bechtel , and Geoffrey R Hutchison. “Efficient Computational Screening of Organic Polymer Photovoltaics” The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2013, 4 (10), pp 1613–1623. Online. The supplemental information can be downloaded here: Kanal SI.