Posts by jhachmann

Dr. Edward Pyzer-Knapp visits the group

Dr. Edward Pyzer-Knapp from Harvard University is visiting the group for a week. Ed is a new postdoc in the Aspuru-Guzik Group and he is taking over the day-to-day operations on the Clean Energy Project from Johannes. It is great to have him over for the week and talk shop. Ed will also give a seminar on the 6th titled “Can we predict porosity in the organic solid state? Insight from the field of crystal structure prediction”.
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Categories: Visitors.

Dr. Andrew Schultz joins the group (part time)

Andrew Schultz – a Research Assistant Professor in the UB CBE – has agreed to be part of the group as well (at least on a part-time basis). Andrew spends most of his time working with the Errington and Kofke Groups as well as providing service to the Department. He’ll now also have a desk in our big office and collaborate with the people in our group to get his hands dirty on some quantum problems. Welcome Andrew – great to have you on board!
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Categories: Personal.

Johannes joins the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports

Johannes was invite today to serve as an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports, a journal from Nature Publishing Group, the publishers of Nature. Scientific Reports launched in 2011 as a multidisciplinary, online-only, open access publication covering all areas of the natural sciences. It does not set a threshold of perceived importance to the papers that it publishes; rather, it publishes all papers that are judged to be technically valid.
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Categories: Community and Milestones.

Mojtaba Haghighatlari, Ching-Yen Shih, Jun Pan, and Shawn Zadeh join the group as the first batch of graduate students

After the new grad student information and recruiting session as well as many conversations during the UB CBE Graduate Student Symposium, four new grad students – Mojtaba (PhD), Ching-Yen (MSc), Jun, and Shawn (both MEng) have decided to join the group. This is very exciting – the group is really taking shape now.
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Categories: Personal.

Sai Prasad Ganesh joins the group as its first undergraduate student

After talking to Johannes during the new grad student information and recruiting session, Sai decided to join the Hachmann Group and gain some hands-on research experience. Sai’s initial project is concerned with the study of the Scharber model for the power conversion efficiencies of organic photovoltaics and the development of improvements and extensions to the model.
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Categories: Personal.