Shaohong Li defended his thesis

May 23, 2017

Shaohong Li defended his Ph. D. thesis on May 23, 2017 with a presentation entitled “Computational Photochemistry, Spectroscopy, and Potential Energy Surfaces of Complex Molecules.” Shaohong received a B.S. from Nanjing University in 2012 and an M.S. from the University of Minnesota in 2014. The photo shows him with his committee after his Ph.D defense. From left to right: Yuichi Kubota, Shaohong Li, Don Truhlar, Chris Cramer, and Ilja Siepmann.shaohong Li

Shaohong’s work in our group includes several projects, including

  • improving Kohn-Sham density functional theory and density functionals for molecular Rydberg states
  • partial atomic charges in inorganometallic molecules
  • configuration-interaction-corrected Kohn-Sham theory for conical intersections
  • model-space diabatization of coupled electronic states for photochemistry
  • Franck-Condon models for line shapes in electronic spectroscopy
  • spectroscopy and photochemistry of thioanisole, including diabatic potential energy surfaces and coupled-surface molecular dynamics

Having completed his Ph. D. research, he now moves on to a position as software engineer with Google in Mountain View, California.