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Gagliardi Group’s Summer Get-together

The Gagliardi Group recently met up at Lake Michigan to enjoy a summer afternoon.  They enjoyed chatting, strengthening friendships, and eating great food.  It was a refreshing afternoon full of laughter and memorable moments together.

Bhavnesh Jangid has received the Olshansky Graduate Student Travel Award

Bhavnesh will use the travel award to attend the American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry 2024 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

He will present a poster on his recent work on “Quantum Embedding based approaches for the core-level spectroscopy simulations”.  In this work, he had presented the scalable and cost-effective simulation of core IP of large systems with highly expensive methods like EOM-CC.

Congratulations Bhavnesh!

Abhishek Mitra has accomplished the defense of his PhD thesis with success!

Abhishek Mitra successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Fragmentation-Based Quantum Chemistry on Classical and Quantum Computers”.  In July, he will join the Department of Research Education & Training Center (RETC) at Cleveland Clinic as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Dr. Kenneth Merz.  We wish Abhishek all the best in his future endeavors!

Shreya Verma Awarded the R. Stephen Berry Memorial/Joseph Loewenthal Fellowship

Congratulations to Shreya Verma who has been awarded the R. Stephen Berry Memorial/Joseph Loewenthal Fellowship for excellence in research by the Department of Chemistry of the University of Chicago. This fellowship will support her during the academic year 2024 – 2025. Shreya is working on quantum embedding and localization on classical computers toward quantum computing.

Abby Pavlicek Chosen as Quad Summer Undergraduate Research Scholar by Hoeft Family Research Fund

Congrats to Abby Pavlicek for being selected as a Quad Summer Undergraduate Research Scholar with the Hoeft Family Research Fund! Abby’s work for the upcoming summer will focus on “Investigating Magnetic Exchange Coupling in Bimetallic Compounds using Localized Active Space Methods”. Her primary research interests include studying organic & transition metal complexes with single and multireference electronic structure methods, and exploring novel quantum computing algorithmic approaches to theoretical chemistry problems.

Mónica Lugo joins Gagliardi Group

Mónica Lugo
We’re thrilled to announce that Mónica Lugo has joined the Gagliardi Group as our new Managing Director. She brings a wealth of experience in administration and a heartfelt dedication to community development.

Before stepping into this role, Mónica served as the Executive Assistant to Maestro Riccardo Muti at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where she expertly managed his extensive agenda and fostered global stakeholder relationships since 2017. Additionally, Mónica has led the Alegre Strings Program at Merit School of Music for over a decade, guiding hundreds of students from underserved communities to achieve remarkable success in music and beyond.

With certifications in Net Zero and Sustainability Analysis, along with a Master of Music from Johns Hopkins University, Mónica brings a unique blend of skills and vision to her new position.

Welcome, Mónica!