Postdocs

Dr. Marco Franco

  • Research:
    • Development and application of the Chemical Reactivity Theory in the framework of the extension of the DFT to finite temperatures
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  • Background:
    • Ph.D. UNAM Mexico. 2013
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  • Scholarships and Funding:
    • CONACyT PostDoctoral Fellowship. 2014-2016
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  • Email:
    • francopj@mcmaster.ca
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  • Link:

 

Graduate Students

Matthew Chan

  • Research:
    • Automatic derivation and evaluation of second-quantized expressions
    • Low-memory Density Fitting algorithms
    • Direct optimization of the 1DM
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. Carleton University. 2011
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  • Scholarships and Funding:
    • NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship
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  • Email:
    • chanmhy@mcmaster.ca
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  • Link:

Kumru Dikmenli

  • Research:
    • New tools for interpreting chemical binding
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. Bogazici University. 2014
    • M.Sc. Bogazici University. 2015
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  • Scholarships and Funding:
    • International Excellence Award
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  • Email:
    • dikmenlk@mcmaster.ca
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  • Link:

Cristina E. Gonzalez Espinoza

  • Research:
    • Energy extrapolation with range separation
    • Linear constraints on the density and related properties
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos. 2011
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  • Scholarships and Funding:
    • CONACyT Graduate Fellowship. 2013-2016
    • International Excellence Award. 2016-2017
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  • Email:
    • gonzalce@mcmaster.ca
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  • Link:

Farnaz Heidar-Zadeh

  • Research:
    • Designing new machine learning methods for chemical properties
    • Information-theory approaches to population analysis and chemical reactivity
    • Fundamental aspects of density functional theory (collaboration with Prof. Mel Levy)
    • (Re)defining fundamental chemical concepts (collaboration with Prof. Carlos A Cardenas)
    • Multi-reference configuration interaction methods (collaboration with Dr. James Anderson)
    • Quantum theory of atoms in molecules
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  • Background:
    • M.Sc. Shahid Beheshti University. 2010
    • B.Sc. Shahid Beheshti University. 2007
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  • Scholarships and Funding:
    • NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. 2013-2016
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  • Email:
    • heidarf@mcmaster.ca
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David Kim

  • Research:
    • Geminals
    • Density Matrix Renormalization Group Algorithm
    • Valence Bond Theory
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. Mcmaster University. 2013
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  • Email:
    • david.kim.91@gmail.com
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Sophie Kervazo

  • Research:
    • Using relativistic quantum chemistry to study the chemical properties of heavy elements.
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. Université Rennes. 2015
    • M.Sc. Université d'Angers. 2013
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  • Email:
    • sophie.kervazo@ed.univ-lille1.fr
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Caitlin Lanssens

  • Research:
    • 2-electron density matrices from geminal wavefunctions
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. Ghent University. 2014
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  • Email:
    • lanssenc@mcmaster.ca
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  • Link:

Fanwang Meng

  • Research:
    • A QM/MM method for lead compound optimization
    • Applications of machine learning in modern drug discovery
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine 2012
    • M.Sc. Shanghai University and Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2016
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  • Scholarships and Funding:
    • Ontario Graduate Scholarship. 2016-2017
    • Scholarship funded by China Scholarship Council. 2016-2020
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  • Email:
    • mengf9@mcmaster.ca
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Ahmed Mohammed

  • Research:
    • Finite Field Methods for Calculation of Nonlinear Optical Properties
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  • Background:
    • M.Sc. McMaster University. 2013
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  • Email:
    • kamelaa@mcmaster.ca
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Anand Patel

  • Research:
    • Tools to solve reaction networks, simultaneous equilibria
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. McMaster University. 2016
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  • Scholarships and Funding:
    • Ontario Graduate Scholarship. 2016-2017
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  • Email:
    • patela69@mcmaster.ca
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Michael Richer

  • Research:
    • geminals-based methods for strong electron correlation
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. Laurentian University. 2015
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  • Email:
    • msricher1993@gmail.com
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Derrick Yang

  • Research:
    • An efficient method for transition state search and structure optimization
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. Hunan Normal University. 2014
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  • Scholarships and Funding:
    • International Excellence Award. 2016-2017
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  • Email:
    • yangx59@mcmaster.ca
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Yilin Zhao

  • Research:
    • The Density Matrix Renormalization Group and Tensor Network algorithms in chemistry of heavy elements
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. Jilin University. 2014
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  • Email:
    • zhao229@mcmaster.ca
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Undergraduate Students

Corinne Duperrouzel

  • Research:
    • Computational methods for modeling the metal-metal bonds of transition metal dimers
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. McMaster University, In progress
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  • Email:
    • duperrc@mcmaster.ca
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Ali Tehrani

  • Research:
    • Numerical Integration methods for many-electron systems
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. McMaster University, In progress
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  • Email:
    • tehrana@mcmaster.ca
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Visiting Students

Gabriela Sánchez-Díaz

  • Research:
    • Reaction-path finding
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. University of Havana, Cuba. 2013
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  • Email:
    • gsdiaz21@gmail.com
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Ramón Alain Miranda Quintana

  • Research:
    • Conceptual DFT
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  • Background:
    • B.Sc. InSTEC Cuba. 2011
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  • Email:
    • ramirandaq@gmail.com
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  • Link: