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Fall 2014 PHYS Poster Awards

At each ACS national meeting, the Physical Chemistry Division recognizes the top student poster presentations. We offer our congratulations to the winners at the Fall 2014 meeting in San Francisco, who were recently announced by the program chair, Nancy Levinger:

Changhui Xu
(shown with poster judge, Prof. Edward Castner of U. Rutgers
University of Iowa
"Early solvation dynamics of an excess electron in aliphatic ionic liquids coupled with the bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide anion"
with co-authors Aleksander Durumeric, Hemant K Kashyap, Jorge Kohanoff, and Claudio J Margulis

Laura Herder
University of Notre Dame
"Comparison of cluster expansion fitting methods for the study of oxygen on Pt(111)"
with co-authors Jason Bray and William Schneider

Anna J. Wirth
University of Illinois
"Differential effects of temperature and pressure on the folding landscape of Fip35"
with co-authors Yanxin Liu, Maxim B Prigozhin, Klaus Schulten, and Martin Gruebele

Heidi D. Nelson
University of Washington
"Exchange interactions in colloidal magnetically doped semiconductor nanocrystals"
with co-authors Liam R Bradshaw and Daniel R Gamelin.

Benjamin W. Caplins
University of California, Berkeley
"Solvent dependent dynamics of group VIII metal carbonyl clusters observed by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy"
with co-authors Justin P Lomont and Charles B Harris

Gregory R Medders
University of California, San Diego
"First principles water potential with chemical accuracy for linear and nonlinear vibrational spectroscopies in the condensed phase"
with co-author Francesco Paesani

Joanna Jankowska (shown with symposium organizer, Prof. Kyril Solntsev)
University of Warsaw
"Photophysics of a model aromatic Schiff base: Theoretical study on salicylidene methylamine and its derivatives in a context of molecular photoswitching"
with co-authors Michal F Rode, Joanna Sadlej and Andrzej L Sobolewski

We encourage students to participate in the PHYS poster competition at the upcoming national meeting in Denver, 22-26 March 2015.