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My main research interest is the implementation of the Multiconfiguration Time-Dependent Hartree-Fock (MCTDHF) method for studying the quantum dynamics of molecules bombarded by intense laser pulses.

I have studied electron-molecule and electron-cation collisions in most of my other work.  My graduate thesis was on the problem of Dissociative Electron Attachment (DEA) to water:

   H2O + e-   -->   H2 + O-, H- + OH, H- + OH (2+), H + H + O-

In the Greene group I studied similar problems, notably Dissociative Recombination (DR) of triatomic cations, for instance LiH2+:

    LiH2+ + e-   -->   Li + H + H, LiH + H, Li + H2

Despite its similarity to DEA, DR involves different mechanisms and completely different theoretical techniques.

To calculate the dissociation dynamics of DEA using the Born-Oppenheimer representation I employed the MCTDH suite of codes.  I used these codes to perform these and other time-dependent wavepacket propagations for molecular scattering or half-scattering problems. 

Now I develop LBNL-AMO-MCTDHF, the analogous method specialized for fermions, to study the ultrafast quantum dynamics of atoms and molecules in intense laser fields.  For more info on LBNL-AMO-MCTDHF use this link.