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’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.