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EFRC news: DOE Announces $540 Million for Technologies to Transform Energy Production and Cut Emissions The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced more than $540 million in awards for university- and National Laboratory-led research into clean energy technologies and low-carbon manufacturing. Most greenhouse-gas emissions come from the production and use of energy, so building...
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Congratulations to Xingyu Gao, Sumukh Vaidya, Kejun Li, Peng Ju, Boyang Jiang, Zhujing Xu, Andres E. Llacsahuanga Allcca, Kunhong Shen, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Sunil A. Bhave, Yong P. Chen, Yuan Ping, and Tongcang Li for their work for their work on “Nuclear spin polarization and control in a van der Waals material”, published in Nature Materials!  Link...
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Department of Energy Announces $18.3 Million for Research to Develop Advanced Chemical Sciences Simulation and Modeling Capabilities BES- CCS- Award List The capability to control chemical reactions using the spin of electrons, in the rapidly emerging field of “Spin Chemistry”, provides exciting opportunities to produce desired molecules with high selectivity and enhance the energy efficiency...
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Congratulations to Professor Yuan Ping for her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure. Bravo, Professor Ping on this exceptionally well deserved recognition for all you do in science, teaching and service!  
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Congratulations to Kejun Li, Dr. Tyler Smart and Prof. Yuan Ping for their work on “Carbon Trimeras a 2 eV Single-Photon Emitter Candidate in Hexagonal Boron Nitride – A First-Principles Study”, published in Physical Review Materials!  Link to the published article. This work was also selected as Editors’ Suggestion in APS PRM highlight. Abstract: The generation...
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News report from UCSC: The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship to Yuan Ping, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC Santa Cruz. The prestigious two-year fellowship includes a grant of $75,000 to support Ping’s research, which focuses on developing first-principles computational platforms to study the physical processes critical to...
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News report from UCSC: Yuan Ping, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC Santa Cruz, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her work developing computational platforms to investigate the physics of new materials for quantum computers and other applications of quantum information science....
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Congratulations to Junqing Xu and Prof. Yuan Ping in collaboration with Adela Habib and Prof. Ravishankar Sundararaman for their work on “Ab initio ultrafast spin dynamics in solids”, published in Physical Review B!  Link to the published article. This work was also selected as Featured in Physics and Editors’ Suggestion in APS Physical Reviews, and...
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Congratulations to Junqing Xu, Hiroyuki Takenaka, and Prof. Yuan Ping in collaboration with Adela Habib and Prof. Ravishankar Sundararaman for their work on “Giant Spin Lifetime Anisotropy and Spin-Valley Locking in Silicene and Germanene from First-Principles Density-Matrix Dynamics”, published in Nano Letters!  Link to the published article. Abstract: Through first-principles real-time density-matrix (FPDM) dynamics simulations, we...
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Congratulations to Prof. Ping and Dr. Tyler Smart for their work on “Computational Design of Quantum Defects in Two-Dimensional Materials”, published in Nature Computational Science! The journal cover represents this work. Computational design of 2D quantum defects Volume 1 Issue 10, October 2021 Quantum defects in two-dimensional (2D) materials are considered important candidates for next-generation...
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