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

LuisRuizDr. Luis A Ruiz Pestana

Post Doctoral Scholar,
Chemical Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Office: 260F Stanley Hall
E-mail: lar739 [at] lbl [dot] gov

B.S Civil Engineering
University of Cantabria, Spain
Ph.D Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Northwestern University
Dr. Valerie Vaissier

Post Doctoral Scholar,
Department of Chemistry
University of California Berkeley
Office: 260E Stanley Hall
E-mail: valerie.vaissier [at] berkeley [dot] edu

MSc Physics and Chemistry
Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielle de la ville de Paris (ESPCI ParisTech)
Advanced MSc Physics and Chemistry
Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielle de la ville de Paris (ESPCI ParisTech)
MSc Physics
Imperial College London
Ph.D Physics
Imperial College London
Valerie Vaissier
Dr. Sara Y. Cheng

Post Doctoral Scholar,
Department of Chemistry
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. Itai Leven

Post Doctoral Scholar,
Chemical Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Office: 260C Stanley Hall
E-mail: itaileve [at] lbl [dot] gov

BS Materials Science and Engineering
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
MSc Physical Chemistry
Tel-Aviv University
PhD Physical Chemistry
Tel-Aviv University
Dr. Akshaya K. Das

Post Doctoral Scholar,
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. Kochise Bennett

California Alliance Post Doctoral Scholar,
Department of Chemistry
University of California Berkeley
Office: 260D Stanley Hall
E-mail: kcbennett [at] berkeley [dot] edu

B. Sc. Physics
University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
Dr. Jagna Witek

Post Doctoral Scholar,
Department of Chemistry
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

James LincoffJames Lincoff

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

B.S., Chemical Engineering and French,
Northwestern University
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
Shuai Liu

Graduate Student,
Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

Email: liushuai10000 [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Visiting Scholars

Lars Urban
B.Sc. Chemistry and Biochemistry,
Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
Master Program candidate, Chemistry
Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

Undergraduate Students

Sunaina Sun Hajela

Department of Chemical Engineering
Office: 260B Stanley Hall
Email: sun.hajela [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Telephone: (510) 666-2745
Chelsey Fang

Undergraduate Student,
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering,
Office: 260B Stanley Hall
Email: hevatibm [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Telephone: (510) 666 2745
Michael Vincent Martin

Undergraduate Student,
Department of Bioengineering
Office: 260B Stanley Hall
Email: michael.martin [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Telephone: (510) 666 2745