Yuen-Zhou Research Group
Theory of molecular photonics

Raphael attends the Fall ACS Meeting.

Raphael attends the ACS Fall National Meeting in Washington D.C, where he presented hs work on vibronic symmetries and Jhan-Teller effect.

August 20-24 2017

Solar eclipse.

A (partial) solar eclipse is a good excuse to go out and take a sunbath.

August 21, 2017

Matt attends Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry.

Matt attends Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry, where he learned on topics ranging from electronic structure to biophysics.

July 24-28, 2017

Raphael attends the Telluride Workshop SCCD

Raphael attends the Telluride Workshop on Spontaneous Coherence and Collective Dynamics. This covered a range of topics regarding condensation of polaritons Link

July 17-21 2017

July 4

July 4 celebration! Joel hosted an awesome lunch (and afternoon of games) before heading to the traditional fireworks.

January, 2017

Luis attends "Molecular Reponse Properties" Summer School.

Luis attends the "Molecular Reponse Properties" Summer School in Virginia Tech. The topics covered in the school were on the theory of light-matter interaction in the linear-response regime.

June 19-23, 2017

SoCal TheoChem 2.0

Luis and Jorge present a poster at SoCal TheoChem 2.0, the symposium that gathers the theoretical-chemistry community in the southern California area. Link

May 20, 2017

Jorge attends CECAM school.

Jorge attends the CECAM school "Quantum and Mixed Quantum Classical Dynamics simulations for the study of photoinitiated processes" in Zaragoza, Spain. Here a photo which seems 100% legit XD

March 27-31, 2017

APS March meeting.

Joel gives an invited talk at the APS March meeting in New Orleans at the Division of Chemical Physics in the session "Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Multichromophoric Systems".

March 13-17, 2017

Rosca de reyes

Rosca de Reyes celebration! We are excited to start this year with renewed energy to do science

January, 2017

PChem Seminar in UC Riverside.

Joel gives a PChem Seminar in the Department of Chemistry at UC Riverside.

January 9, 2017

Matt joins the group!.

Matt Du joins our research group! Matt did his undergrad at Northwestern where he worked in organic chemistry synthesis and electronic structure theory. Matt likes playing quidditch and cooking. Welcome Matt!

December 15, 2016

Condensed Matter seminar.

Joel gives a Condensed Matter seminar in the Department of Physics in Caltech.

November 7, 2016


Joel and Luis attended the "Strong Coupling with Organic Molecules" workshop in Donostia, San Sebastian! Joel gives an invited talk and Luis presents a poster on ultrastrong coupling chemistry.
We had the chance to learn more on the current polariton-related research and its frontiers. Link

19-21 October, 2016

Raphael joins the group!

Dr. Raphael Ribeiro joins our research group! He is an expert on semiclassical methods and topology in physics and chemistry. Raphael holds a PhD from UC Irvine on corrections to Thomas Fermi theory. Welcome Raphael!

October 1, 2016

PChem Seminar at SDSU.

Joel gives a PChem seminar in the Department of Chemistry at San Diego State University.

September 30, 2016

Jorge joins the group!

Jorge Campos Angulo joins our research group! Jorge holds a BSc and MSc degrees from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His masters thesis is concerned with spectroscopic signatures of molecular magnets. Jorge enjoys sci-fi. Welcome Jorge!

September 1, 2016

META invited talk.

Joel gives an invited talk at the 7th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals, and Plasmonics (META) in Malaga, Spain.

July 25-28, 2016

SoCal TheoChem 2016

Joel and Francesco organized the First Southern California Theoretical Chemistry Symposium at UC San Diego. We had an amazing program and participation from the local universities. We are looking forward to the next meeting in Irvine next year!

June 4, 2016

Talk at MRS

Joel gives an invited talk at MRS in the session "Organic Excitonic Systems and Devices" in Phoenix.

March 28-April 1, 2016

MPPG forum

Joel organizes an MPPG forum entitled "The future of spectroscopies: Theoretical perspectives" at the 251st National ACS meeting themed "Computers in Chemistry". He moderates an exciting discussion involving Prof. Paul Brumer (Toronto), Prof. Gregory Engel (UChicago) and Dr. Markus Kowalewski (UC Irvine).

March 13-17, 2016

Pacifichem talk

Joel gives an invited talk at Pacifichem in the session "Quantum Coherence in Energy Transfer" in Honolulu.

December 15-20, 2015

Winter holiday dinner

We had a great time at the winter holiday dinner hosted by Joel. We expect the next year to be a good and productive one for the group!

December 11th, 2015

Luis joins the group!

Luis A. Martinez-Martinez joins our research group! Luis holds a BSc and MSc degrees from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
His masters thesis involves accelerated GPU-calculations for a ground-state MP2 variant. He enjoys jogging, video games and heavy metal.

December 1, 2015

Open Quantum Systems Workshop

Roberto and Joel attend CECAM workshop "Open Quantum Systems: Computational Methods" in Hong Kong! Roberto wins a travel fellowship from the Materials Computation Center. Congratulations Roberto!
Joel gives an invited talk: OQS_Program

November 30-December 4, 2015

VIII Annual Meeting of the MSP

Roberto and Joel give talks at the VIII Annual meeting of the Division de Informacion Cuantica of the Mexican Society of Physiscs in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

September 23-25, 2015

The group is launched!

The Yuen-Zhou Group at UCSD is launched! Welcome Roberto, Andrew and Ben!

July 1, 2015