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Krishnendu’s last day in Buffalo

After being a member of the group since December 2017, Krishnendu had his last day in Buffalo today! Krishnendu defended his MSc thesis in May and has been wrapping up his project over the past few weeks. Tomorrow, he will head out to South Bend, IN, for the next chapter of his career, i.e., to start his PhD studies at the University of Notre Dame. During his graduate studies, Krishnendu has been working on the modeling of Li-ion adsorption on small organic molecules of interest as potential constituents of Li-ion battery anode materials. His project emerged in the context of
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Janhavi’s last day in Buffalo

Today was a bitter-sweet day: After being a member of the group since December 2017, Janhavi had her last day in Buffalo! Janhavi defended her MSc project in May and wrapped up her project over the past few weeks. Tomorrow, she will head out to Delaware for the next chapter of her career, i.e., to start work as a Process Engineer at Kellogg Brown & Root. During her graduate studies, Janhavi has been working on our ChemLG molecular library generator code. Specifically, she has added a graphical user interface as well as a test that gauges the synthetic viability of
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Janhavi defends MSc project, becomes 10th MSc of the group

Janhavi Dudwadkar gave her MSc project defense titled “Virtual Molecular Library Generation via a Graphical User Interface” today, has thus completed all his degree requirements, and is now the 10th MSc coming out of the group. Congrats, Janhavi! Excellent presentation – we are all very proud of you! Janhavi will stay with the group until July to tie up a few loose end on her project and hand it over to the next generation of students, before she heads out to Delaware to become a Process Engineer in the Industry.
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Krishnendu defends MSc thesis, becomes 9th MSc of the group

Krishnendu Mukherjee gave his MSc thesis defense titled “Computational Modeling of Carboxylic-Based Organic Molecules for Li-Ion Battery Anode Materials” today, has thus completed all his degree requirements, and is now the 9th MSc coming out of the group. Congrats, Krishnendu! Krishnendu will stay with the group over the summer to write up a paper about his MSc research, before he heads out to Indiana to become a PhD student at Notre Dame.
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5th Annual UB Symposium on Job and Career Perspectives for Students in the Computational Sciences

The 5th Annual UB Symposium on Job and Career Perspectives for Students in the Computational Sciences will take place today, and mark the final event of the 5th Annual UB CDSE Days. This year, the venue for the symposium is 206 Furnas Hall and the event will run from 11am to 4:30pm. We are excited to welcome Dr. Scott Wierzchowski (Shell Oil, previously Schlumberger, UB alumnus), Dr. Janice Steckel (NETL), Dr. Mardochee Reveil (Corning, previously Intel), Dr. Andrew Taube (DE Shaw Research, previously Sandia National Lab), and Dr. Suddha Talukdar (Intel, UB alumnus) as our invited speakers. Dr. Abani Patra,
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Vigneshwar’s last day in Buffalo

Today was another day of pride, joy, and a good dose of sadness: After being a member of the group since December 2015, Vigneshwar had his last day in Buffalo! Vigneshwar defended his MSc thesis in January 2018, wrapped up his project over the past few months, and then kept volunteering to help out the group. Tomorrow, he will head back to India for the next chapter of his career, i.e., to start work in the chemical engineering industry. During his graduate studies, Vigneshwar has been working on the modeling and discovery of biodegradable polymers and their decay reaction mechanisms.
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Amol gives final MSc project presentation, becomes 8th MSc of the group

Amol Rajendra Mahajan gave his research project presentation titled “Computational Modelling of Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers” today, has thus completed all his degree requirements, and is now the 8th MSc coming out of the group. Congrats, Amol! Amol will stay on with the group for a little while he is planning and fleshing out his next career move, so it’s not quite time to say goodbye, yet.
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Atif’s last day in Buffalo

Today was a day of pride, joy, and a good dose of sadness: After being a key member and cornerstone of the group since May 2014, Atif had his last day in Buffalo today! Atif defended his PhD thesis this past May and (more or less) wrapped up some of his projects over the past few months. Tomorrow, he is heading out to Portland (OR) for the next chapter of his academic career, i.e., to start work as a Postdoc for Schroedinger, Inc.. During his graduate studies, Atif has been spearheading the group’s work on the modeling and design of
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