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  • 05/12/17

    Bernales receives Computers in Chemistry Outstanding Postdoc Award

Varinia Bernales, Ph.D., a post-doctoral associate working with Professor Laura Gagliardi, has received a Wiley Computers in Chemistry Outstanding Postdoc Award for her work, “Towards multiconfiguration quantum embedding methods for solids state.” This work is important because researchers want to treat difficult chemical systems with highly accurate computational methods. The development of these methods will allow researchers to better understand the nature of the systems, accelerating the rational design and control of the electronic and magnetic properties of matter, and the discovery of new materials with exceptional properties. 

Bernales received this award because of her excellence as a researcher as well as the novelty and importance of her work. She will present her work at the COMP Division symposia at the fall 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in Washington, D.C. She also has been invited to contribute a Perspectives article for the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. Perspectives articles discuss important emerging topics in quantum chemistry.

This award is organized by the ACS COMP Division, sponsored by Wiley, and presented by the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry and the Journal of Computational Chemistry. The award includes a $1,000 prize and a free book from John Wiley & Sons, Inc., up to $250 value.