Former Group Members

Former Sabbatical Visitors

Anders Hellman

Associate Professor, Chemical and Applied Physics, Centre for Catalysis
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden
Email: anders.hellman (at)

Alfredo Juan (Fulbright Visitor)

Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics
Universidad Nacional del Sur
Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Email: cajuan (at)

Enrico Smargiassi

Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics
University of Trieste
Trieste, Italy
Email: smargiassi (at)

Alessandro Fortunelli (S01)

Institute for Chemical-Physical Processes, CNR
Pisa, Italy
Email: alessandro.fortunelli (at)

G. Barney Ellison

Professor of Chemistry
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO
Email: barney (at)

Christopher R. Anderson

Professor of Mathematics
Los Angeles, CA
Email: Anderson (at)

Hsiu-Yao Cheng (S95)

Professor of Chemistry
Tunghai University
Taichung, Taiwan

Former Postdoctoral Fellows

Kaili Jiang (P18)

Postdoctoral Associate
Rutgers University, Newark
Edison, NJ
Email: fudanfuzhong (at)

Qi Ou (P17)

Email: ouqi0711 (at)

Vincent Spata (P16)

Computational Chemist
Versum Materials
Tempe, AZ
Email: vspata27 (at)

Houlong Zhuang (P15)

Assistant Professor
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ
Email: zhuanghl (at)

Tom Senftle (P15)

Assistant Professor
Rice University
Houston, TX
Email: tsenftle (at)

Caroline Krauter (P14)

Senior Scientist
Schrödinger GmbH
Karlsruhe, Germany
Email: krauter.caroline (at)

Kuang Yu (P13)

Assistant Professor
Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute
Shenzhen, China
Email: yu.kuang (at)

Mohan Chen (P12)

Assistant Professor
Center for Applied Physics and Technology (CAPT), Peking University
Beijing, China
Email: mohanchen (at)

Christoph Riplinger (P13)

Managing Director
FAccTs GmbH
Cologne, Germany
Email: cr (at)

Youqi Ke (P10)

Assistant Professor, School of Physical Science and Technology
ShanghaiTech University
Shanghai, China
Email: keyq (at)

Johannes M. Dieterich (P12, RGM 15-18)

Deep Learning Engineer
Advanced Micro Devices
Austin, TX
Email: dieterich.joh (at)

Gbenga Oyedepo (P12)

Email: gbengao (at)

Dalal Kanan (Ph.D. ’13, P13)

Adjunct Professor of Natural Sciences
Fordham University
New York, NY
Email: dkkanan (at)

John A. Keith (P10)

R.K. Mellon Faculty Fellow in Energy
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering (Tenure)
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Email: jakeith (at)

Florian Libisch (P11)

Assistant Professor, Institute for Theoretical Physics
Vienna University of Technology
Vienna, Austria
Email: florian.libisch (at)

Maytal Caspary Toroker (P09)

Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israel
Email: maytalc (at)

Ana Belen Muñoz-García (P11)

Assistant Professor of Department of Physics “Ettore Pancini”
University of Naples “Federico II”
Naples, Italy
Email: anabelen.munozgarcia (at)

Michele Pavone (VG04, P10)

Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemical Sciences
University of Naples “Federico II”
Naples, Italy
Email: mipavone (at)

Doron Naveh (P08)

Senior Lecturer
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan, Israel
Email: doron.naveh (at)

Ashwin Ramasubramaniam (P06)

Associate Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Adjunct Faculty in Chemical Engineering
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA
Email: ashwin.ramasubramaniam (at)

Ivan Milas (P06)

Senior Research Scientist
Universal Display Corporation
Ewing, NJ
Email: ivanmilas (at)

Nicholas Mosey (P06)

Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry
Associate Dean (Research) of Faculty of Arts & Science
Queens University
Ontario, Canada
Email: nicholas.mosey (at)

Patrick Huang (P03)

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA
Email: patrick.huang (at)

Berit Hinnemann (P05)

Head of Global Intelligence, Corporate Strategy
Haldor Topsoe A/S
Lyngby, Denmark
Email: berit (at)

Karin Carling (VG02, P03)

Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant
Email: karin.carling (at)

Kyle Caspersen (P02)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA
Email: caspersen3 (at)

Arun Venkathanathan (P01)

Associate Professor, Chemistry
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Pashan Pune, India
Email: arun (at)

Ashok Arya (P00)

Scientific Officer ‘H’
Professor, Chemical Sciences
Homi Bhabha National Institute
Mumbai, India
Email: aarya (at)

Yan Alexander Wang (P97)

Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
Email: yawang (at)

Frank Starrost (P99)

Project Manager, PMP
Head of Team Defense Solutions
T-Systems GEI GmbH
Hamburg, Germany
Email: frank.starrost (at)

Thorsten Klüner (P00)

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Email: Thorsten.kluener (at)

Niranjan Govind (P96)

Chief Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA
Email: niri.govind (at)

Stuart C. Watson (P96)

Email: scw (at)

Asbjorn Christensen (P96)

Senior Scientist,
Technical University of Denmark
Charlottenlund, Denmark
Email: asc (at)

Eyal Fattal (P96)

Senior Scientist, Dept. of Applied Mathematics
Israel Institute for Biological Research
Ness-Ziona, Israel
Email: eyalf (at)

Antonio J. R. da Silva (P95)

Professor of Physics, Departamento de Materais e Mecanica
Instituto de Fisica – Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Email: ajrsilva (at)

Irina V. Ionova (P91)

Senior Programmer
Countrywide Home Loans
Westlake Village, CA

Zhihua Liu (P93)

San Diego, CA

Tsun-Mei Chang (P92)

Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Kenosha, WI
Email: tsun-mei.chang (at)

Bernd Hartke (P90)

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry
Institute for Physical Chemistry, University of Kiel
Kiel, Germany
Email: hartke (at)

Barry C. Bolding (P89)

VP, Storage & Data Management
VP, Marketing
Cray Inc.
Seattle, WA
Email: bbolding (at)

Former Graduate Students

Alexander J. Tkalych (Ph.D. ’18)

Data Scientist
Washington, DC
Email: ajtkal24 (at)

Martina Lessio (Ph.D. ’17)

University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Email: mart.lessio (at)

Jin Cheng (Ph.D. ’16)

Software Engineer
ASML Brion
San Jose, CA
Email: chengjin1988 (at)

Andrew Ritzmann (Ph.D. ’16)

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richard, Washington
Email: andrew.ritzmann (at)

Victor Oyeyemi (Ph.D. ’16)

Data Scientist
Bloomberg, L.P.
New York, NY
Email: victor.oyeyemi (at)

Ting Tan (Ph.D. ’15)

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Email: tting1986 (at)

Nima Alidoust (Ph.D. ’15)

Project Manager,
Rigetti Quantum Computing
Berkeley, CA
Email: nalidoust (at)

Junchao (Steven) Xia (Ph.D. ’15)

Quantitative Researcher
Citadel, LLC
Chicago, IL
Email: stevenxiajunchao (at)

David B. Krisiloff (Ph.D. ’15)

Senior Research Scientist
Reston, Virginia
Email: davidkrisiloff (at)

Ilgyou (Isaac) Shin (Ph.D. ’13)

Senior Research Engineer
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Email: ilgyou81 (at)

Leah Isseroff Bendavid (Ph.D. ’13)

Assistant Professor in Chemistry
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Email: leah.issseroff (at)

Dalal Kanan (Ph.D. ’13)

Adjunct Professor of Natural Sciences
Fordham University
New York, NY
Email: dkkanan (at)

Peilin Liao (Ph.D. ’12)

Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Email: (at)

Chen Huang (Ph.D. ’11)

Assistant Professor
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Email: chuang3 (at)

Linda Hung (Ph.D. ’11)

Research Scientist
Accelerated Materials Design and Discovery
Toyota Research Institute
Los Altos, CA
Email: linda.hung (at)

Tsz S. (Jeremy) Chwee (Ph.D. ’10)

Senior Research Fellow
National University of Singapore
Email: jeremychwee (at)

Kristen Marino (Ph.D. ’09)

Senior Investigator
Silicon Therapeutics
Boston, MA
Email: kristen.a.marino (at)

Donald Johnson (Ph.D. ’09)

Adjunct Faculty in Chemistry
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Email: donald.f.johnson (at)

Sahar Sharifzadeh (Ph.D. ’09)

Assistant Professor
Boston University
Boston, MA
Email: ssharifz (at)

Vincent Ligneres (Ph.D. ’08)

Email: vligneres (at)

Greg Ho (Ph.D. ’08)

Software Engineer
Two Sigma
New York, NY
Email: gregory.ho (at)

Andrew Szilva (Ph.D. ’06)

Senior Consultant
Princeton Consultants, Inc.
Princeton, NJ
Email: aszilva (at)

Keith Niedfeldt (Ph.D. ’06)

Quant Researcher
Tudor Investment Corporation
Greenwich, CT
Email: keith.niedfeldt (at)

De-en Jiang (Ph.D. ’05)

Assistant Professor
University of California Riverside
Riverside, CA
Email: de-en.jiang (at)

Baojing Zhou (Ph.D. ’04)

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Nanjing, China
Email: bzhouster (at)

Robin L. Hayes (Ph.D. ’04)

Interdisciplinary Physical Scientist/Chemist
U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences
Washington, DC
Email: robin.hayes (at)

Vincent Cocula (Ph.D. ’04)

Vice President of Multi-Asset Strategy LifePath
Email: vcocula (at)

Amity Andersen (Ph.D. ’04)

Research Scientist, Molecular Science Computing
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA
Email: amity.andersen (at)

Derek Walter (Ph.D. ’03)

Litigation Associate
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Redwood Shores, CA
Email: (at)

Emily Asche Jarvis (Ph.D. ’02)

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
Email: emily.jarvis (at)

Claudine C. Tazartes (Ph.D. ’97)

Research Scientist
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Gregg Reynolds (Ph.D. ’97)

Director of Software Development
Bellevue, WA
Email: greggr (at)

Doug A. DeMoss (Gibson) (Ph.D. ’96)

Systems Administrator
Neil Relocation, Inc.
Tustin, CA
Email: demoss (at)

Michelle R. Radeke (Ph.D. ’96)

Associate Application Scientist
Wyatt Technology
Goleta, CA
Email: michelle (at)

Larry E. Carter (Ph.D. ’95)

Attorney in Intellectual Property
Edmonds & Cmaidalka
Houston, TX
Email: lcarter (at)

Todd J. Martinez (Ph.D. ’94)

Ehrsam and Franklin Professor of Chemistry
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Professor of Photon Sciences,
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Stanford, CA
Email: todd.martinez (at)

Christine J. Wu (Ph.D. ’93)

Career Physicist
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA
Email: wu5 (at)

Paul C. Weakliem (Ph.D. ’92)

Information Technology Director
California NanoSystems Institute, UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA
Email: weakliem (at)

Hua Wang (MS ’91)


Harold (Tracy) Wadleigh

Senior Scientist
Compound Eye
Palo Alto, CA

Anne Yu (MS99)

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
Email: ayu (at)

Wun Chiou (G99; MS03)

HighTech LA Charter High School
Los Angeles, CA
Email: wun (at)

Yi Qin (G89; MS91)

Professor of Chemistry
Phoenix College, Chemistry Department
Phoenix, AZ
Email: qin (at)

Todd M. Tamura (G88; MS90)

Tamura Environmental, Inc.
Petaluma, CA
Email: todd (at)

Former Visiting Graduate Students

Beatriz Gonzalez del Rio (VG ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16)

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Princeton University
Email: brio (at)

Karin Carling (VG ’02)

Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant
Email: karin.carling (at)

Rathin Choudhury (VG ’02)

Developer, ION Trading
London, UK

David Garcia-Aldea (VG ’01)

Departmentode Fisica Fundamental
Madrid, Spain
Email: dgaldea (at)

Jerome Dabin

Email: dabin.jerome (at)

Former Undergraduate Students

Samuel Berman (UG18)

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Email: szberman (at)

Emily de Jong (UG18)

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Email: ejong (at)

Jessica Ho (UG17)

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Email: jh56 (at)

Graham Turk (U16)

Innovation Strategist
Green Mountain Power
Colchester, VT
Email: gturk (at)

Isabella Grabski (U16)

Graduate Student
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Email: ing4 (at)

Joseph Abbate (U16)

Graduate Student
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton, NJ
Email: jabbate (at)

Francis Ricci (U15)

Software Engineer
New York, NY
Email: fjricci15 (at)

Lucy Tang (U15)

Graduate Student
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Email: ltang (at)

Rajiv Uttamchandani (U07)

General Education instructor (teaching physics, mathematics, and astronomy)
New York Film Academy
Northridge, CA
Actor, Affinity Artists Agency
Email: rawisraj316 (at)

Jason Kawasaki (U05, B.S.E.09)

Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI
Email: jkawasaki (at)

Mitchell Ong (B.S. ’03)

Data Management Specialist
Email: ong.mitch (at)

Marat Nepomnyashy (U98)

Senior Developer
System Administrator (C++/Java/SQL)
Email: marat07 (at)

Kathy L. Sorge (B.S. ’95)

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Shervin Khodabandeh (B.S. ’93; Ph.D. Caltech)

Executive Director
Opera Solutions
Pasadena, CA

Benjamin C. Hitz (U91; BS92)

Researcher, Department of Genetics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Email: hitz (at)

David A. Blank (B.S. ’92; Ph.D. UCB)

Professor of Chemistry
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Email: blank (at)

Aseem Mehta (B.S. ’91; Ph.D. Caltech)

Former High School Students

Joanna Gubman (HS 00)

Los Angeles, CA

Arel Lidow (HS 99)

David Dickinson (HS 95)

Culver City, CA