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Valeev Research Group at Virginia Tech

2019

  • June - July 2019

The Valeev group was pleased to host Pratiksha Gaikwad, an undergraduate student from the Indian Institue of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. While here, Pratiksha studied the fundamentals of electronic structure theory. We hope to see you here as a graduate student, Pratiksha!

     
Pratiksha with EFV   Pratiksha with group
Dr. Valeev and Pratiksha   Pratiksha with the Valeev Group
  • July 5, 2019

Congratulations to graduate student Nakul Teke on his poster, “Explicitly Correlated Green’s Function Methods for Electron Binding Energies of Closed-Shell Molecules”, which won a poster prize at the 2019 Molecular Quantum Mechanics conference in Heidelberg, Germany!

  • February 17-22, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Varun Rishi for receiving the 2018 Sanibel Award, given annually to the Quantum Theory Project’s outstanding graduate student of the year! Varun delivered his award lecture during the 59th annual Sanibel Symposium, held at St. Simons Island, GA, from February 17-22, 2019.

2018

  • December 28, 2018

Farewell to Dr. Xiao Wang, who has accepted a position as a Research Fellow at the Flatiron Institute under Dr. Timothy Berkelbach. Best wishes, Xiao!

  • September 25, 2018

“State-Averaged Pair Natural Orbitals for Excited States: A Route toward Efficient Equation of Motion Coupled-Cluster” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

  • August 6-9, 2018

Valeev group members Varun Rishi, Nakul Teke, Karl Pierce, and Marjory Clement attended the MolSSI Parallel Computing in Molecular Sciences Summer School and Workshop hosted by Berkeley Lab in Berkeley, CA. Prof. Valeev served as one of the organizers and teachers. More information can be found here.

  • August 2, 2018

“Optimized Pair Natural Orbitals for the Coupled Cluster Methods” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

  • July 25, 2018

Welcome Dr. Ashutosh Kumar, our newest postdoctoral associate! Dr. Kumar received his PhD from Virginia Tech working under Prof. T. Daniel Crawford.

  • April 13, 2018

Congratulations to Drew Lewis for successfully defending his dissertation! Dr. Lewis will be moving to California to work as a postdoc at Sandia.

  • February 8, 2018

Congratulations to Chong Peng for successfully defending his dissertation! Dr. Peng will be remaining with the Valeev group as a research scientist.

     
Chong with EFV   Chong opening champagne
Drs. Valeev and Peng   Chong opening his celebratory bottle of Champagne

2017

  • December 8, 2017

Congratulations to Chong Peng for being awarded a Graduate School Doctoral Assistanship from the Department of Chemistry for spring 2018!

  • December 6, 2017

Congratulations to Fabijan Pavosevic for successfully defending his dissertation! Dr. Pavosevic is headed to Yale to work as a postdoctoral associate with Prof. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer.

  • August 2017

Congratulations to Fabijan Pavosevic for being awarded a Graduate School Doctoral Assistanship from the Department of Chemistry for fall 2017!

Welcome Dr. Varun Rishi, our newest postdoctoral associate! Varun received his PhD from the University of Florida working under Prof. Rodney J. Barlett.

2016

  • August 2016

Welcome Dr. Xiao Wang, our newest postdoctoral associate! Xiao received his PhD from the University of Georgia working under Prof. Henry F. Shaefer III.

  • May 19, 2016

Farewell to Jinmei Zhang and Justus Calvin! Jinmei is starting her new job as a Postdoctoral Associate at Lawrence Berkeley Lab with Dr. Chao Yang. Justus is starting his new job at Apple. He will be back to defend his Ph.D. later this summer. Best wishes!

2014

  • December 9, 2014

Prof. Valeev was selected to receive the 2015 Dirac Medal from World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC). The medal will be presented at the next WATOC congress, scheduled to take place in August 2017 in Munich, Germany.

  • November 1, 2014

Dr. David Hollman has just started his new postdoctoral position at Sandia National Labs’ Livermore campus. Good luck, David!

  • July 24, 2014

Jinmei Zhang successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis today and became the first Ph.D. graduate from our group! Congratulations, Jinmei!

  • July 7, 2014

Prof. Valeev was selected to receive the 2014 Award from International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences (IAQMS) for his “development of robust and practical methods for the inclusion of explicit R12/F12 effects in electronic structure calculations to address the basis set error in high-level correlation methods”. The award will be presented at the 2015 International Conference for Quantum Chemistry in Beijing, China.

2013

  • November 1, 2013

Dr. Andrey Asadchev has just started a job as a software engineer at Skytree, a software company in the Silicon Valley. Good luck, Andrey!