Lan Cheng (CV)


Lan Cheng is an assistant professor in theoretical and computational chemistry.  His group carries out research on relativistic electron-structure theory and heavy-element chemistry.

Lan received his Ph.D. from Peking University (Professor Wenjian Liu). After graduation he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz (Professor Jürgen Gauss) and at the University of Texas at Austin (Professor John Stanton).

Xuechen Zheng

Xuechen Zheng is a fourth-year graduate student.

Xuechen received his B.S. from Zhejiang University (2018). Xuechen is developing unitary coupled-cluster excited-state methods and also coupled-cluster techniques for accurate calculations of x-ray spectroscopy.

Chaoqun Zhang

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Chaoqun Zhang is a third-year graduate student.

Chaoqun received his B.S. from Zhejiang University (2019). Chaoqun is working on relativistic electronic structure theory and methods for accurate calculations of vibronic structures for metal-containing small molecules.

Former members

Hannah Korslund

Hannah Korslund was an undergraduate researcher in the group and worked on calculations of properties for molecules of interest to laser-cooling. Her work on YO molecule was presented at international symposium of molecular spectroscopy in 2019 and published on Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 22, 26167-26177 (2020).

Hannah received her B.S. from Johns Hopkins University in 2020 and went on pursuing a Master’s degree in Scientific Education at Stanford University.

Junzi Liu

Junzi Liu is currently an associate professor at University of Science and Technology Beijing. Junzi was a postdoc fellow in our group from 2017 to 2021.

Junzi received his Ph.D. from Peking University with Professor Wenjian Liu  (2014). After graduation he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Tsinghua University. Junzi’s research interest focuses on development of new quantum-chemical methods for electronically excited states.

Ayush Asthana

Ayush Asthana is currently a postdoc researcher in Professor Mayhall’s group at Virginia Tech. Ayush was a PhD student in the group from 2016 to 2021.

Ayush received his B.S. from Indian Institute of Technology (2016). Ayush’s PhD thesis is focused on efficient implementation of spin-orbit coupled-cluster methods.