Research Group Members

Group

Members of the Zurek and Autschbach Research Groups, visiting the Center for Computational Research, at UB's downtown campus.

 

ewa

Dr. Eva Zurek, "PI"

Projects: Structure and Bonding.

 

james

Dr. Niloofar Zarifi, Postdoctoral Associate.

Projects: predicting crystal structures of solids under high pressures.

 

 

tiange

Tiange Bi, PhD Student

Project: high pressure chemistry.

 

patrick

Patrick Avery, PhD Student

Project: evolutionary algorithms and structure prediction.

 

michelle

Michelle Gabbour, Masters Student

Project: self-assembly of organic molecules on metal surfaces.

 

dan

Daniel Miller, PhD Student

Project: self-assembly of organic molecules on metal surfaces.

 

zach

Zack Falls, PhD Student. Formerly an REU student from Canisius College.

Project: heterogeneous catalysis; algorithms for structure prediction.

 

tyson

Tyson Terpstra, PhD Student

Project: solids under high pressure; bonding in complex intermetallics.

 

andrew

Andrew Shamp, PhD Student

Project: predicting crystal structures of solids under high pressures.

Previous Members

 

nina

Dr. Nina Tyminska, Postdoctoral Associate. Currently a postdoctoral associate with Michel Dupuis.

Project: heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis.

 

scott

Scott Simpson, PhD Graduate. Scott now works as an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University.

Projects: self-assembly of organic molecules on metal surfaces.

courtney

Courtney Sosinski, Masters Student

Project: self-assembly of organic molecules on metal surfaces; carbon nanotubes.

 

xiaoguong

Dr. Xiaoguang Luo, Postdoctoral Associate. Currently in Nankai University, China.

Project: predicting crystal structures of solids under high pressures.

 

lara

Lara Hargrave, Undergraduate Student

Project: self-assembly of organic molecules on metal surfaces.

 

patrick

Patrick Saitta, Undergraduate Student

Project: predicting crystal structures of solids under high pressures. Currently a graduate student at Columbia.

 

amanda

Amanda Wach, Undergraduate Student

Project: part of URGE to compute; docking and intermolecular interactions.

 

jiechen

Jiechen Chen, Undergraduate Student

Project: part of URGE to compute; docking and intermolecular interactions.

 

james

Dr. James Hooper, Postdoctoral Associate. James now works at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

Projects: predicting crystal structures of solids under high pressures; genetic algorithms.

 

dave

David Lonie, PhD Graduate, Dave's Blog. Dave now works as a Research and Development Engineer at Kitware.

Project: Genetic algorithms; structure prediction.

 

bahadir

Dr. Bahadir Altintas, visiting scholar from Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey.

Projects: electron-phonon interactions; electronic structure of compressed solids.

 

kyle

Kyle Whitson, Masters Student

Projects: Metal-ammonia systems; gold clusters.

 

pio

Dr. Pio Baettig, Postdoctoral Associate

Projects: Predicting hitherto unknown materials; multiferroics; potential superconductors or hydrogen storage media.

 

james

James Pander, REU student from Penn State Erie, the Behrend College.

Projects: random dock; excess electrons in water. Currently a graduate student at Princeton.