Research Group

Principal Investigator

Prof. Teresa Head-GordonDr. Teresa Head-Gordon

Chancellor's Professor,
Department of Chemistry,
Department of Bioengineering,
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Graduate Group in Biophysics,
University of California, Berkeley.

Pitzer Theory Center

Faculty Scientist,
Chemical Sciences Division,
Physical Biosciences Division,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Contact Information:
Office: 274C Stanley Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3220
Email: thg [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Telephone: (510) 666-2744

Bio
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Administrative Assistant

Mr. Wilfredo Balza Jr.
Office: 214 Gilman Hall
Phone: 510-642-9617

Post-doctoral Scholars

Dr. Sara Y. Cheng

Pitzer Theory Center
University of California Berkeley
Office: 260C Stanley Hall
E-mail: sycheng [at] berkeley [dot] edu

B.A. Double Major in Physics and Applied Math, University of California Berkeley
Ph.D Physics, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Akshaya K. Das

Pitzer Theory Center, Department of Chemistry
University of California Berkeley
Office: 260D Stanley Hall
E-mail: akshaya.das [at] berkeley [dot] edu

B. Sc. Chemistry, Ravenshaw University
M. Sc. Chemistry, IIT Kanpur, India
Ph.D Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Farnaz Heidar-Zadeh

Visiting Post Doctoral Scholar,
Pitzer Theory Center
University of California Berkeley
Office: 260E Stanley Hall

FWO Postdoctoral Fellow and former
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow

B.Sc. in Pure Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
M.Sc. Dept. of Chemistry, McMaster University, Canada
M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
Joint Ph.D. Theoretical Chemistry at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada and Physics at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
Dr. Hongxia Hao
Pitzer Theory Center, UC Berkeley
Office: 260 Stanley Hall

Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, Brown University
M.S. Department of Chemistry, Brown University
B.S. Department of Chemistry, Jilin University, China
Dr. Mojtaba Haghighatlari
Pitzer Theory Center, UC Berkeley
Office: 260 Stanley Hall

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY
B. Sc. in Chemical Engineering
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Dr. Itai Leven
Pitzer Theory Center UC Berkeley and Chemical Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Office: 260C Stanley Hall
E-mail: itaileve [at] berkeley [dot] edu

BS Materials Science and Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
MSc Physical Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University
PhD Physical Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University
Dr. Wanlu Li
Pitzer Theory Center, UC Berkeley and Chemical Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Office: 260 Stanley Hall

Ph.D. of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry
Visiting Study, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.

Bachelor of Polymer Materials and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), Beijing, China.
Dr. Dominique Nocito
Pitzer Theory Center, UC Berkeley and Chemical Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Office: 260 Stanley Hall

B.S. Chemistry, Missouri University of
Science and Technology
Ph.D Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Dr. Jagna Witek
Pitzer Theory Center
University of California Berkeley
Office: 260D Stanley Hall
E-mail: jagna.witek [at]gmail [dot]

Licencjat in Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Magister in Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Ph.D Computational Chemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Graduate Students

Nancy Guan

Graduate Student,
Department of Chemistry
Office: 260D Stanley Hall
Email: nancy_guan [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Telephone: (510) 666-2745

B.A., Chemistry and Computer Science
Smith College
Jerry Li

Graduate Student,
Department of Chemistry
Office: 260D Stanley Hall
Email: jerry-li1996 [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Telephone: (510) 666-2745

B.S., Chemistry,
Fudan University

Visiting Scholars

Yuchen Liu
B.S. Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
Meili Liu
Graduate Fellow, China Scholarship Council
Beijing Normal University

Undergraduate Students