Faculty, Atomic and Molecular Dynamics
PULSE Institute, SLAC
2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 59
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Leader of Theory and Simulation Efforts
Developed the ab initio multiple spawning (AIMS) method for solving the electronic and nuclear Schrodinger equations simultaneously. Applied AIMS to understand femtosecond spectroscopy, ultrafast chemistry, and the role of conical intersections in excited state dynamics.
2006, AAAS Fellow; 2005, APS Fellow; 2005, MacArthur Fellow; 2004, NSF Special Creativity Extension; 2004, UIUC University Scholar; 2002, Helen Corley Petit Professor; 2001, UIUC School of Chemical Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award; 2000, Beckman Fellow; 2000, Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar; 1999, Packard Fellow; 1999, Beckman Young Investigator; 1999, Sloan Fellow; 1998, Research Innovation Award; 1998 NSF CAREER Award; 1995, Fulbright Junior Researcher; 1994 UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow; 1992, UCLA Excellence in Research Award; 1991 NSF Minority Graduate Assistantship; 1989 Patricia Harris Roberts Graduate Fellow