Welcome Eric W., Eric Y., and Oliver to the THG Lab!

Eric W. graduated from Peking University in 2022. He was involved in the development of machine-learning force fields and their application in the MD simulation of biological systems.

Eric Y. graduated from National Taiwan University in 2022, where he specialized in NMR theories and experiments, especially in the solid state.

Oliver graduated from UC San Diego in 2022. He did research on polaritonic systems and drug discovery as an undergrad.

All three of them are interested in machine learning problems and will keep extending their expertise here at THG lab!


# Stop Asian Hate

We are a group of scientific workers with diverse background, and Asian background is a big and important part of it. We are sad about what some Asians in America have gone through and how they are affected. As a group, we would like to express our strongest support to them and whoever is not respectively treated.

Here we provide some links about Asian Americans. Let’s get educated.

  1. The five-part PBS documentary Asian Americans. https://www.pbs.org/weta/asian-americans/episode-guide/
  2. The history of anti-Asian racism in America before COVID-19. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/asian-american-racism-covid
  3. The Chinese in America. https://www.amazon.com/Chinese-America-Narrative-History/dp/0142004170?ots=1&ascsubtag=[]c2[p]ckmdoj09000001qn50uwthgny[t]w[d]D[z]m&tag=thecutonsite-20

Welcome to Dr. Pavithra Naullage and Dr. Kaixuan Chen!

After all the difficulties in this unusual year we finally have our new postdocs Dr. Pavithra Naullage and Dr. Kaixuan Chen joining our group! Welcome!

Dr. Pavithra Naullage obtained her Ph.D. in computational physical chemistry from University of Utah, focusing on development of advanced sampling methods and its application to ice-binding molecules.

Dr. Kaixuan Chen obtained his PhD of material physics and chemistry from Sun Yat-sen University and was working as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Richard Dronskowski’s group in the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University. His former research topics include: first-principles study on the thermal and thermoelectric properties of two-dimensional materials and conversion reaction mechanism in lithium ion batteries under the first-principles point of view.

Student visa restrictions lifted!

Great news and big relief!


Structural Racism and COVID19: The Political Divide, Re-Opening the Society and Health Impacts on People of Color

Live webcast: Friday, June 26 12–1 P.M. (Pacific)

Structural Racism and COVID19: The Political Divide, Re-Opening the Society and Health Impacts on People of Color

Recent California data show that citizen perspectives on rolling back shelter in place and other public health provisions related to COVID19 are highly politicized and racialized. This Conversation features experts, john powell, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, Cristina Mora, Co-Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, and Mahasin Mujahid, Epidemiologist, School of Public Health who will explore the impact of a polarized society on COVID19, especially for vulnerable populations. Panelists will also discuss public health and social equity measures needed to safely re-open the society to address COVID19 as well as the underlying pandemic of structural racism. In addition, they will examine bridging policies that can help overcome societal divisions and pr omote health justice for all.

The event will be broadcast live on this page: https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/06/18/structural-racism-and-covid19-the-political-divide-re-opening-the-society-and-health-impacts-on-people-of-color/. You can also watch it live on the UC Berkeley Facebook page.

Black Lives Matter: Let’s get educated!

The THG Lab would like to pass on lots of reading on BLM and inherent institutional racism (and sexism) that has been allowed to go on too long. Thanks to CBE, Farnaz, and many others (including Genevieve and Nadine HG) for this curated list. Let’s get educated!

Anti-Racist Actions, Learning, and Engagement Resources


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