People

Eric Neuscamman

he/him/his

Principle Investigator

303 Gilman Hall

(510) 664-7827

eneuscamman@berkeley.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Eric enjoys reading books and playing games.

Lan Tran, Ph.D.

Postdoc, joined 2018

Project: Excited State-Specific Multireference Theories

B.S. from Hue University, Vietnam

M.S. from Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Ph.D. from The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan

35 Gilman Hall

lantrann@berkeley.edu

Beatrice Van Der Goetz

she/her/hers

Chemistry Graduate Student, joined 2015

Projects: Position-Space QMC with Tesselation-based factors, Nonadiabatic Photodynamical Processes, Wavefunction Optimization Algorithms for ESMF

13 Gilman Hall

bvdg@berkeley.edu

Beatrice spends her free time cooking, reading, drawing and playing piano.

Jacqueline Shea

she/her/hers

Chemistry Graduate Student, joined 2016

Projects: Excited State Mean Field Theory, Excited State Couple Cluster Method

B.S. in Chemistry from Texas A&M University

NSF GRFP Fellow

37 Gilman Hall

jarshea@berkeley.edu

Jacki enjoys taking care of her plants and hiking with her dogs.

Sergio Pineda Flores

he/him/his

Chemistry Graduate Student, joined 2016

Project: Orbital Optimization for QMC Wavefunctions

B.S. in Chemistry from Haverford College

DOE NNSA SSGF Fellow

13 Gilman Hall

Sergio is a Hobby Jogger!

Leon Otis

he/him/his

Physics Graduate Student, joined 2017

Project: Wavefunction Optimization Algorithms in VMC

B.A. in Physics, Computer Science—Mathematics from Columbia University

13 Gilman Hall

leon_otis@berkeley.edu

Leon enjoys reading fantasy, science fiction and history, as well as playing strategy games and watching mystery movies.

Rebecca Hanscam

she/her/hers

Chemistry Graduate Student, joined 2018

Project: Excited State Specific CASSCF

B.S. in Chemistry, Mathematics from University of Puget Sound

NSF GRFP Fellow

35 Gilman Hall

bhanscam@berkeley.edu

Becky spends all her free time in the mountains running, backpacking and camping!

Rachel Clune

she/her/hers

Chemistry Graduate Student, joined 2018

Project: Excited State Perturbation Theory

B.S. in Applied Mathematics and B.A. in Chemistry from University of Rochester

8 Gilman Hall

rclune4b@berkeley.edu

Rachel enjoys playing her flute.

Scott Garner

he/him/his

Chemistry Graduate Student, joined 2018

Project: Electronic Structure of Core-Excited States

B.S. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University

NSF GRFP Fellow

8 Gilman Hall

smgarner@berkeley.edu

@THEScottGarner

Scott is a devout fan of the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeye football teams, as well as a fervent fan of the Cavs, Cleveland Baseball Club, Columbus Blue Jackets, and of course Cal Bears (Go Bears). His other hobbies vary regularly, with a half-life of a handful of days.

Tarini Hardikar

she/her/hers

Chemistry Graduate Student, joined 2018

Project: Self-Consistent Framework for Excited State Mean Field Theory

B.A. in Chemistry, Mathematics from Colby College

37 Gilman Hall

tarinihardikar@berkeley.edu

ORCID: 0000-0001-7877-1911

Tarini loves baking as well as constructing crosswords!

Connie Robinson

she/her/hers

Chemistry Graduate Student, joined 2018

Project: Quantum Monte Carlo with the Generalized Variational Principle

B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Computer Science from Caltech

37 Gilman Hall

cdrobinson@berkeley.edu

Connie loves biking, doing puzzles, playing board games, and taking care of her tomato plants. She is involved with CGLC: her current project is developing a Safe Zone Training for our department!

Elise Gwin

she/her/hers

Chemistry Undergraduate Student, joined 2019

evgwin@berkeley.edu

Project: Mulliken Population State Targeting in ESMF

A.S. in Chemistry from Orange Coast College

Elise enjoys surfing, Muay Thai, biking, cooking and befriending dogs.

Brianna Aguilar

she/her/hers

Chemistry Undergraduate Student, joined 2020

baguilar_98@berkeley.edu

Brianna spends her free time reading, embroidering and playing tennis.


Neuscamman Group Alumni

Postdocs

Peter Walters (Miller Fellow, 2017-2020)

Nicholas Blunt (2016-2017)—Fellow at St. John’s College, Cambridge

Graduate Students

Luning Zhao, Ph.D. (2014-2019)—Dalton Fellow in the Li Group at University of Washington

Haochuan Wei, M.S. (2016-2018)

Undergraduate Students

Isabel Craig (2018-2020)—Graduate Student at UC Berkeley

Paul J. Robinson (2016)—NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Columbia University