Alex Brown, Principal Investigator

Current Research Group

Victor Arturo Gomez, PhD Student, Fall 2017-Present

Ryan Johannson, PhD Student, Fall 2019-Present

Ismael Elayan, PhD Student, Spring 2021-Present

Minh Tang Duc Hoang, PhD student, Fall 2021-Present

Sahil, PhD student, Fall 2023-Present

Glorious Chieme, NSERC-USRA Student, Previous: CHEM 299 Student, Fall  2023 + Winter 2024

Ian LeBlanc, Research Volunteer, 2022-Present

Dr. Nathanael King, Post-doctoral fellow, Fall 2023-Present

Erik Hansen, Visiting Intern (RWTH Aachen), Spring 2024-Present

Clara Faraday-Smith, Visiting UARE Intern (Leeds), Summer 2024-Present

Jakob Meckes, Summer Research Assistant, Summer 2024-Present

Graduate Student Alumni

Mack Flowers, MSc Student, Fall 2022-Summer 2024 (co-supervised w/ M. Klobukowski). Thesis: Interstellar Germanium Dust Molecules: a Computational Study on Their Structure, Spectroscopy, and Detectability; or, One Small Step Down the Periodic Table, One Giant Leap in Interstellar Chemistry

Cuthbert Leung, MSc Student, Fall 2021-Fall 2023 (co-supervised w/ M. Klobukowski). Thesis: Tackling the Charge Transfer Problem: A Guide to Avoid Low-Energy Dark States while Including Solvent Effects

Dr. Nathanael King, PhD Student, Winter 2017-Sept. 2023 (co-supervised w/ J. Stryker). Thesis: Computational Studies on the Non- Covalent Interactions of Asphaltene Model Compounds and Related Systems

Dr. Shyam Parshotam, PhD Student, Winter 2018-Jan 2023 (co-supervised w/ J. Gibbs). Thesis: Microscopic and Macroscopic Insights into Second Order Nonlinear Optics through Computational and Experimental Routes

Christopher Roeper, MSc Student, Summer 2022-Fall 2022, Visiting student from RWTH Aachen University. Thesis: Frustrated Lewis Pair Ligands for Light Group 14 Metal Complexes

Dr. Antoine Aerts, PhD Student, Fall 2018-Summer 2022 (co-supervised w/ Nathalie Vaeck, ULB). Thesis: Simulations of Vibrational Laser Quantum Control Dynamics in Molecules

Moritz Schäfer, MSc Student, Summer 2021-Fall 2021. Visiting student from the University of Heidelberg. Thesis: Adaptive Fitting of Potential Energy Surfaces of Small to Medium-Sized Molecules: Application to Vibrational Spectroscopy

Dr. Maria Rossano, PhD Student, Fall 2016-Fall 2021 Thesis: One-, Two-, and Three-Photon Absorption Studies of Fluorescent Proteins and Their Chromophores Using Quantum Mechanical and Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical Approaches

Zhibo Wang, MSc, Fall 2017-Summer 2019 Thesis: Software Development for Integrating Molpro with Newton-X for Adiabatic and Nonadiabatic Excited State Dynamics

Dr. Melis Gedik, PhD, Winter 2012-Summer 2017, Thesis: Quantum Chemical Investigations of Structural and Photophysical Properties of Emissive RNA Nucleobase Analogues

Dr. M. Alaraby Salem, PhD, Fall 2011-Summer 2016,  Thesis: Computational Study of Two Photon Absorption in Fluorescent Protein Chromophores

Dr. Ekadashi Pradhan, PhD, Fall 2010-Winter 2015, Thesis: Potential Energy Surfaces for Quantum Dynamics Simulations: From ab initio Computations to Vibrational State Determinations

Dr. Mohammed Momeni, PhD, Summer 2012-Summer 2015, Thesis: Computational Investigations on Excited State Properties of Cyanine Dyes and Carbene-bound Main Group Elements

Dr. Shuai Sun, PhD, Fall 2009 – Winter 2015, Thesis: Simulation of the Resonance Raman Spectra For Uracil and its Derivatives

Dr. Stephanie Wong, PhD, Fall 2006-Fall 2013 (co-supervised w/ P.N. Roy), “Thesis: AB INITIO SEMICLASSICAL INITIAL VALUE REPRESENTATION: DEVELOPMENT OF NEW METHODS

Dr. Ryan Zaari, PhD, Winter 2007-Summer 2012, Thesis: Towards Molecular Quantum Computing: Laser Pulse Shaping of Quantum Logic Gates on Diatomic Molecules

Undergraduate Student Alumni

Jared Palamattam , CHEM 401/403 Student, Fall  2023 + Winter 2024; Undergraduate Research Student, Summer 2023

Jessica Ortlieb, CHEM 401 Student, Fall 2023; NSERC-USRA Student, Summer 2023

Laura Rib, Undergraduate Research Student, Summer 2023

Mingmin Zhou, CSC Visiting Intern, Summer 2023

Minh Tang, CHEM 401 and 403 Student, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Hannah Dokken, Undergraduate Research Student, Summer 2020

Pierre Gachod, Undergraduate Research Intern (U.Toulouse, France) , Feb.-June, 2020

Megan Joy, WISEST Student, Summer 2019

Kwami Aku-Dominguez, NSERC-USRA Student, Summer 2019

Maryna Mondrusova, MITACS Globallink Intern, Summer 2019

Cissy Xu, CHEM 401 Student, Winter 2019

Yidan Xing, CHEM 401 Student, Winter 2019

Xueting Ni, CHEM 401 Student, Fall 2018

Christian Ritterhof, MITACS-globalink Intern (Erlangen, Germany), Summer 2018

Jacob Wood, UARE Visiting International Interns (Leeds, UK), Summer 2018

Gaetan Herce, International Visiting Intern (U. Paris-Sud), Summer 2018

Kwami Aku-Dominguez, NSERC-USRA Student, Summer 2018

Anabelle Jones, Lab Volunteer, Fall 2017

Chao Zhang, CHEM 399 Student, Fall 2017

Lou-ann de Goeij, CHEM 299 Student, Fall 2017-Winter 2018

Andrew Wiedemann, CHEM 401 Student, Fall 2017

Cat-Tuong Huynh, CHEM 299 Student, Fall 2014-Winter 2015; Summer student Summer 2015; Lab Volunteer, Fall 2015-Winter 2016;CHEM 401 StudentWinter 2017

Boyang Zhao, CHEM 401 Student, Winter 2017

Antoine Aerts, Visiting Student Intern (ULB, Belgium), Fall 2016

Meng Wang, CHEM 299 Student, Fall 2016-Winter 2017

Chao Zhang, CHEM 401 Student, Fall 2016

Zhibo Wang, CHEM 401/403 Student, Fall 2016/Winter 2017; Summer student, Summer 2017

Tao He, UARE Visiting International student, Summer 2016

Qiming Shen, ISWSP student, Summer 2016

Hanseul Kim, CHEM 401/403 student, Fall 2015-Winter 2016

Tyler Ries, CHEM 401 Student, Fall 2015

Tong Zhang, CHEM 299 Student Fall 2015-Winter 2016; NSERC-USRA, Summer 2016; CHEM 401 Student, Fall 2017

Isaac Twelves, CHEM 299 Student, Fall 2015-Winter 2016

Wenyu (Mac) Qian, ISWSP Summer student, Summer 2015

Andrew Jacobsen, CHEM 299 Student, Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Evan Antoniuk, NSERC-USRA Student, Summer 2014; CHEM 401 Student, Fall 2015

Aliaksandr Savin, NSERC-USRA Student, Summer 2014

Christian Dusaban, CHEM 299 Student, Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Daniel Stamper, CHEM 299 Student, Fall 2013

Lisa Shulman, URI Research Assistant, Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Uchenna Obuekwe, Summer Research Student, Summer 2012

Melis Gedik, Summer Research Student, Summer 2011; Chem 401 student, Fall 2011

Meagan Lyszczyk, NSERC-USRA, Student, Summer 2011

Tran Nguyen, CHEM 401 Student, Winter 2011

Bao Pham, CHEM 401 student, Winter 2011

Marie Barnes, Summer Research Student, Summer 2010

Bryan Faucher, NSERC-USRA Student, Summer 2010

Wang Xi, ISWSP Student, Summer 2010

Craig McMullen, CHEM 401 student, Fall 2009

Jacqueline Ngai, ISWSP Student, Summer 2009

Kaylee Bohaychuk, NSERC-USRA Student, Summer 2009

Derek Mah, CHEM 401/403 student, Fall 2008-Winter 2009

Joey Sheff, CHEM 299 student, Fall 2008-Winter 2009

Sherni Koh, CHEM 401 Student, Winter 2008; Summer research student, Summer 2008

Kayla Atkey, CHEM 299 Student, Fall 2007-Winter 2008

Darrel Cotton, Summer research student, Summer 2007

Nikita Blinov, Summer research student, Summer 2007

Kevin Tok, Kevin Tok, CHEM 299 student, Fall 2006

David Jodoin, NSERC-USRA, Summer 2006; CHEM 401 student, Winter 2006; NSERC-USRA, Summer 2005; Part-time research assistant, Fall 2004-Winter 2005

Chen Liang, Summer student, Summer 2006; CHEM 299 Student, Fall 2005-Winter 2006

Ryan Zaari, CHEM 401/403 student, Fall 2005-Winter 2006; Summer research student, Summer 2005

Kyle Greene, Summer research student, Summer 2005

Jesse Kadosh, CHEM 401 Student, Fall 2015; NSERC-USRA Student, Summer 2004

Hariyanto Darmawan, Summer research student, Summer 2004

Post-Doctoral and Visiting Professor Alumni

Rodrigo Mendes, Post-doctoral Fellow, Spring 2023-Summer 2023 (co-supervised w/ G.LC. de Souza)

Victor da Mata, Post-doctoral Fellow, Spring 2023-Summer 2023 (co-supervised w/ G.LC. de Souza)

Ali Ilkhani, Visiting Professor, Summer 2017-Summer 2019

Guo-Liang Dai, Visiting Professor, January 2018 – December 2018

Yusuf Simsek, TUBITAK Post-Doctoral Fellow, 06/2016-01/2018

Inara de Aguiar, Post-Doctoral Fellow, 07/2014-06/2016 (co-supervised with G.L.C de Souza, UFMT, Brazil)

Gabriel de Souza, CAPES Post-Doctoral Fellow, 08/2013-07/2014

Meiyu Zhao, Post-Doctoral Fellow, 05/2009-04/2010

Jose-Luis Carreon-Macedo, Post-Doctoral Fellow, 12/2006-01/2010

Javier Cuervo, Post-Doctoral Fellow, 09/2008-08/2009

Markus Schröder, Post-Doctoral Fellow, 01/2007-04/2009

Qadir Timerghazin, Alberta Ingenuity Post-doctoral Fellow, 01/2007-12/2008

Taiwang Cheng, Post-Doctoral Fellow, 01/2004-06/2006

High School Student Alumni

Yoyo Liu, High school volunteer, 2021-2023

Megan Joy, WISEST Student, Summer 2019