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Prachi Sharma receives 2019-20 Overend Award in Physical Chemistry

Group member Prachi Sharma has received the 2019-20 Overend Award in Physical Chemistry in the theory/computation area.

This award honors outstanding physical chemistry graduate student researchers and is named after Professor John Overend who was a physical chemist in the Department of Chemistry from 1960 to 1984. Prachi’s research interests focus on developing novel quantum mechanical methods that can accurately describe electron-electron interactions. She is using these methods to predict chemical properties of actinide-transition metal complexes, which are important for catalysis, study of electronic spectra, and excited state properties of various organic and inorganic molecules.