Holiday 2014 potluck

Check out the dishes everyone prepared for our holiday potluck! 

Welcome to Helena and Qing

The Kulik group welcomes new first year graduate students Helena Qi (Chemistry, Joined November 2014) and Qing Zhao (Mechanical engineering, joined September 2014)!  Qing works on our NSF-funded research in understanding quantum dot synthesis. Helena is getting her feet wet on understanding unusual lignin depolymerization pathways.

Brendan Mar visits from California!

We had a fun visit with Brendan Mar who works with us remotely from California. On Thursday we did a mega group meeting where each person gave talks for 10-20 minutes.  Tim (pictured) taught us babel and the greek alphabet - did you know "beta" is pronounced "vita"?  Natasha taught us number theory. Niladri taught a little bit of organic chemistry, and Brendan explained some things about mechanochemistry.  

Our group cluster "Gibraltar" is online!

Today (February 14th), we got our group cluster online and fully configured!  The cluster is named gibraltar after the espresso drink first popularized by Blue Bottle coffee in San Francisco.  A gibraltar is a 4.5 oz cappuccino served in a Gibraltar shot glass from Libbey. The drink has its fans and critics. It's very close in composition to true regulation italian cappuccinos but served in a glass with worse thermal properties that cause the drink to cool enough for you to drink it quickly like a shot. Of course, there's that other Gibraltar, too!



About Us

The Kulik group focuses on the development and application of new electronic structure methods and atomistic simulations tools in the broad area of catalysis.

Our Interests

We are interested in transition metal chemistry, with applications from biological systems (i.e. enzymes) to nonbiological applications in surface science and molecular catalysis.

Our Focus

A key focus of our group is to understand mechanistic features of complex catalysts and to facilitate and develop tools for computationally driven design.

Contact Us

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