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Graduate Students




Erik P. Hoy



Education


B.S. Chemistry: Tennessee Technological University (2010)


M.S. Chemistry: University of Chicago (2011)


Honors/Awards


Tennessee Technological University


Hypercube Scholar (2010)


Summa Cum Laude/ In Curusu Honorum (2010)


Research Topics


Cost reduction of ab initio Quantum Methods using Tensor Decompositions


Study of Multi-Reference Correlation using the Parametric 2-Electron Reduced Density Matrix Method


Improvement on the Parametric 2-Electron Reduced Density Matrix Method


Contact Information


Email: ehoy@uchicago.edu


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Andrew Sand



Education


M.S., Chemistry: The University of Chicago, Chicago IL Jun. 2011


B.S. Chemistry and Mathematics, summa cum laude: North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND May 2010


Research Areas


Computational advancements in the parametric 2-RDM method


Perpturbative approaches in 2-RDM theory


Basis set incompleteness


Contact Information


Email: asand@uchicago.edu






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Chad Heaps



Education


B.S. Chemistry 2010; Washington & Lee University


Honors


University of Chicago McCormick Fellowship, 2011


Department of Education GAANN Fellowship, 2012


Research Topics


Nonadiabatic dynamics


Semi-classical trajectory based methods


Gaussian wave packet dynamics





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Nicholas Rubin



Education


M.Sc. University of Chicago (2012)


B.Sc. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011)


Accolades


McCormick Fellow University of Chicago (2011-2012)


Thesis Distinction University of Illinois (2011)


Honors in Chemistry University of Illinois (2011)


Publications


N. C. Rubin and D. A. Mazziotti, Theor. Chem. Acc. 133, 1492 (2014). "Comparison of one-dimensional and quasi-one-dimensional Hubbard models from the variational two-electron reduced-density-matrix method"


"Kinetics of thiol/disulfide exchange correlates weakly with the restoring force of the disulfide moiety", Kucharski, T. J.; Huang, Z.; Yang, Q.-Z.; Tian, Y. C.; Rubin, N. C.; Concepcion, C. D.; Boulatov, R. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 7040-7043.


"Multi-component Molten Salt Mixtures Based on Nitrate/Nitrite Anions",Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 2011, Cordaro, J.G., Rubin, N.C., Bradshaw, B.W., Vol. 133, 1, 011014.


Research Interests


All things RDM, electronic structure, convex optimization, exact solutions to the Schrödinger equation, integrable systems, superconductivity, and molecular conductors.



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Romit Chakraborty



Education


B.Sc, honors chemistry, St Stephen's College, University of Delhi, 2009


M.Sc, Chemistry, IIT Bombay, 2012


MS, Physical Sciences, University of Chicago, 2013


Awards


Lindau Graduate Award, 2009


Research Interests


Convex Optimization


N-representability Problem


Quantum Information Flow


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Andrew Valentine



Education


Michigan State University, 2005-2010


B.S. Physics, Chemical Physics


B.A. Linguistics


Awards


MSU Alumni Distinguished Scholarship, 2005


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2014


Research Interests


Excitonic energy transfer (EET)


Excited-state methods




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Erica Sturm



Education:


M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Chicago (2013)


B.S. Chemistry and Applied Mathematics, University of Miami (2012)


Research Interests:


Multi-reference systems


Electronic excited states


Adiabatic transitions


Contact Information


Email: Ejsturm@uchicago.edu






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Charles Forgy



I have a B.A. in chemistry with a minor in mathematics from CUNY Brooklyn College. I am currently studying the role of quantum coherence and noise in excitonic transport in biological and man-made systems.


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Anthony Schlimgen



Education


B.A. Chemistry, Philosophy, German


Creighton University, Omaha, NE


Awards


J. William Fulbright Scholar; Berlin, Germany 2012-2013








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Manas Sajjan



Education


B.S Chemistry (Hons), Minors in Physics and Mathematics: St. Xavier"s College, Kolkata (2007-2010)


M.S Chemical Sciences: I.I.T Bombay (2010-2012)


Ph.D: Chemical Physics/Theoretical Chemistry, University of Chicago (Sept 2013- present)


Research Interests


Particle transport in correlated systems


molecular conductors


quantum information


The primary goal of my research is to formulate an effective theory for momentum, charge and spin transport in strongly correlated bosons and fermions using reduced density matrices (1-RDM and 2-RDM). Real examples of the latter category are drawn from conducting molecular systems.


Contact Information


Email: msajjan@uchicago.edu


Office Address : E 133





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Kade Head-Marsden



Education


B.Sc. Chemistry and Mathematics. McGill University (2014)









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Ali Raeber


Education


B.A. Chemistry, 2013, Bryn Mawr College


Contact Information


Email: araeber@uchicago.edu









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Undergraduate Students




Claire Liu

Class of 2018


I am a second-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago and am planning to double-major in molecular engineering and chemistry. I am currently studying the electronic structures of weakly-bound carbon dioxide complexes and their roles in potential carbon-capture methods. Previously, I have studied the effect of electron correlation on the energy-transfer mechanisms of synthetic chromophoric systems. I also play basketball, am a die-hard foodie, and an avid listener of Sinatra!


Contact Information


Email: clairel@uchicago.edu



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Alison McManus

Class of 2016


As an undergraduate researcher in the Mazziotti group, Alison investigates the potential of parametric two-electron reduced density matrix theory to describe systems with high degrees of multireference character. She also dabbles in the Italian language and the history of science.






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High School Students




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