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Awards Within the Vogiatzis Group

The Vogiatzis Group’s research centers on the development of computational methods based on electronic structure theory and machine learning algorithms for describing chemical systems relevant to clean, green technologies. We are particularly interested in new methods for non-covalent interactions and bond-breaking reactions of small molecules with transition metals. Our overall objectives are to elucidate the fundamental physical principles underlying the magnetic, catalytic, and sorption properties of polynuclear systems, as well as to assist in the interpretation of experimental data.

Recent group awards:

    1. Mrs. Alexa Griffith, an undergraduate student pursuing research in my group, was awarded a DAAD exchange fellowship for pursuing research for three months at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (2018).
    2. Mr. John Hymel, an undergraduate student pursuing research in the Vogiatzis Group, won the Award of Excellence in Natural Sciences and Office of Research and Engagement Bronze Award at the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA) (2018).
    3. Mr. Jacob Townsend, graduate student in the Vogiatzis Group, won the best Lightning Talk Award at PsiCon, the annual Psi4 software developers meeting (2018).
    4. Mr. Grier Jones, graduate student the Vogiatzis Group, received a travel grant from the Molecular Science Software Institute (MolSSI) to attend the MolSSI Workshop: The Open Molecular Science Cloud in Perugia and Rome, Italy (2019).
    5. Ms. Rebekah Duke, REU student who worked in the Vogiatzis Group during Summer 2019, was accepted to present her results that obtained at the University of Tennessee at the Posters on the Hill, an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC (2020).