Welcome! The Furche group is a diverse one, but we all have one thing
in common: we're crazy about quantum chemistry and love exploring
“what the electrons are really doing in molecules” 1).
We do more than run calculations; we develop and implement new electronic structure methods. The code we write usually becomes part of Turbomole, a suite of programs with thousands of users worldwide. To learn more about our work head on to our research page or browse our group publication list.
Because method development cannot be learned from books, we spend a lot of time working together and supporting one another. At the same time, most of us have our own pet projects. You can read more about these projects on our member pages. Our alumni move on to positions in large chemical companies or academia.
Scientific collaborations are important to us, whether inside the UCI Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Initiative, in the Department of Chemistry, or with groups throughout the world. We also participate in AirUCI, a multidisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding and solving issues related to air pollution, climate change, water quality, and green technology.
Outside of quantum chemistry, we often appreciate the natural beauty around us by going on group hikes and camping trips. Pictures of some recent highlights (and low points) can be found on our activities page.
If you are interested in joining us, whether as an undergraduate or graduate student, or as a postdoc, please read more on our openings page.
- The summer lectures for the High School Outreach Program has begun last week with five new students.
- Shane Parker has been awarded an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Quote from the Beckman website: “The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award program is an open program for research institutions across the United States to support postdoctoral scholars who are judged to have the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, and who will become the next generation of leaders and innovators in science, engineering, and technology.”
About 20 people were awarded this fellowship nationwide. This fellowship is intended to support Shane's transition to an independent career in research and comes with a two-years fellowship and additional funds for research expenditures.
- Brandon Krull successfully defended his PhD dissertation.
- Guo Chen advanced to PhD candidacy
- Welcome! Prof. Dage Sundholm visits our group
- Brandon Krull receives a Regents' Dissertation Fellowship
- Welcome! Mikko Muuronen joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar
- Brian Nguyen was accepted into the Mathematical and Computational Biology Undergraduate (MCBU) research program at UCI. He will be attending the program summer 2015
- Group GPG key signing party
- Welcome! Shane Parker joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar
- Welcome! Vamsee Voora joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar
- Watch the video abstract of our perspective on ab initio non-adiabatic dynamics
E. Tapavicza, G. Bellchambers, J. C. Vincent, F. Furche, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15 18336 (2013), doi:10.1039/C3CP51514A
- Brian Nguyen was awarded the 2013/14 ACS Orange County Award: “This award recognizes an outstanding UCI chemistry undergraduate, either Sr. or Jr. status, who has excelled in the classroom and the laboratory during their career here, based on overall GPA, GPA in chem courses, and performance in research.”
- Filipp Furche will receive the 2014 Early-Career Award in Theoretical Physical Chemistry by the American Chemical Society
- The Evans group isolated and identified the first molecular complex of U2+ in collaboration with our group. This work just appeared in JACS
- Jefferson E. Bates received the Lee and Smitrovich Awards of the Department of Chemistry and the Outstanding Contribution to the Chemistry Department – Honored by the School of Physical Sciences Award
- Enrico Tapavicza has accepted a faculty position at Cal State Long Beach
- Jae Hyun Kwon will begin undergraduate studies at Columbia University this Fall
- Jefferson E. Bates received a Dean's Dissertation Fellowship for Spring 2013
- Filipp Furche was awarded the Dirac Medal of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists
- Asbjorn Burow was awarded the first Tiburtius prize of the Berlin Universities
- Welcome! Gregory Bellchambers joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar
- The group went camping in the San Jacinto Mountains. See pictures here
- Ingolf got his PhD
- Welcome! Brandon Krull joined our group
- Congratulations to Robert Send for graduating and moving on to Germany: BASF SE! We are very proud of you!
- Welcome! Mark Hilkert joined our group.