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Montoya Castillo, Andres

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  • Our research centers on developing and applying theoretical and simulation methods to investigate the quantum dynamics of condensed phase systems and straddles the boundaries between physical chemistry, condensed matter physics, and quantum information. In particular, we develop and apply methods to: (1) Elucidate mechanisms and spectroscopic signatures of electrochemical reactions at novel interfaces; (2) simulate and decode nonlinear spectroscopic signatures of charge and energy transfer in nanomaterials and molecular aggregates; (3) characterize and exploit decoherence in near-term quantum devices; and (4) develop algorithms to capture the quantum dynamics of quantum systems interacting with complex environments on near-term quantum computers.

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Teaching

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  • CHEM 4555 - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Explores computational methods to understand chemical systems. Topics include: atomic and molecular electronic structure calculations, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations and thermodynamic calculations. Not recommended for students with a grade below B- in the prerequisite course. Same as CHEM 5555.
  • CHEM 5555 - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Explores computational methods to understand chemical systems. Topics include: atomic and molecular electronic structure calculations, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations and thermodynamic calculations. Same as CHEM 4555.
  • CHEM 5581 - Introductory Quantum Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Lect. Basic principles and techniques of quantum mechanics with applications to questions of chemical interest. Quantum dynamics of atoms, molecules and spin; electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Department enforced prerequisite: two semesters of physical chemistry and graduate standing or instructor consent.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.

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