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.

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

@TariniHardikar

ORCID: 0000-0001-7877-1911

Tarini loves baking as well as solving and constructing crosswords. She is also heavily involved with the CGLC and is currently working on making the graduate admissions process at Berkeley more accessible.

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!

Sonja Bumann

she/her/hers

Chemistry Graduate Student, joined 2020

Project: Wavefunction-in-DFT Embedding

B.S. in Chemical Physics and B.A. in German from UC Davis

13 Gilman Hall

skbumann@berkeley.edu

Sonja’s hobbies include running, drinking fancy coffee, traveling, and petting dogs!

Harrison Tuckman

he/him/his

Chemistry Graduate Student, joined 2020

Project: Non-Orthogonal Configuration Interaction

B.S. in Chemistry and Computational & Applied Mathematics & Statistics from William & Mary

13 Gilman Hall

hgtuckman@berkeley.edu

Harrison spends his free time playing piano, singing, and playing games.

Brianna Aguilar

she/her/hers

Chemistry Undergraduate Student, joined 2020

Project: Integral Handling

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

Sergio Pineda Flores, Ph.D. (2016-2020)—Computational Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab

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

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

Undergraduate Students

Elise Gwin (2019-2020)—UC Berkeley Alumna

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

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