Dr Lee Thompson wins the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Dr. Lee Thompson

Congratulations to Professor Lee M. Thompson for winning the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal entitled “CAREER: Resonant Hartree-Fock Inspired Descriptions of Excited State Processes”. This $650,000 grant over 5 years will allow Professor Thompson’s group to develop new computational models to simulate excited state processes in metallo-photocatalysts, which can enable new molecular synthesis approaches. The educational component of this project aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of physical chemistry and computational science by focusing on programming literacy and sustainable software development. The potential impact is the development of computational methods with low-cost approximations that reduce computational processing time and the potential design of new photoredox catalyst systems. See the following link for more information: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2144905&HistoricalAwards =false