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Alexander White

CNLS Postdoctoral Research Associate

Chemical Physics

Alexander White

Office: TA-3, Bldg 1690, Room 119
Mail Stop: B258
Phone: (505) 667-0227
Fax: (505) 665-7652

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Research highlight
  • APS Division of Chemical Physics Doctoral Thesis Award (2015)
  • Chancellor's Dissertation Medal- Physical Sciences (UC San Diego 2014)
  • ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Scholarship (2013-14)
  • 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Department of Energy Sponsorship as Young Researcher (2013)
 Educational Background/Employment:
  • B.S. (2008) Chemistry, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Ph.D. (2014) Chemistry, UC San Diego
  • Employment:
    • 2008-2009 Chemist, Materia Inc, Pasadena, CA.

Research Interests:

  • Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics
  • Nonequilibrium Open Quantum Systems
  • Electron and Energy Transfer in Molecular Systems
  • Molecular Electronics

Selected Recent Publications:

    1. White, A.J.; Tretiak, S.; Mozyrsky, D.; Coupled wave-packets for non-adiabatic molecular dynamics: a generalization of Gaussian wave-packet dynamics to multiple potential energy surfaces, Chemical Science DOI:10.1039/C6SC01319H (2016). (link)
    2. White, A.J.; Gorshkov, V.N.; Tretiak, S.; Mozyrsky, D.; Non-adiabatic molecular dynamics by accelerated semiclassical Monte Carlo , The Journal of Chemical Physics 143, 014115 (2015). (link)
    3. White, A.J.; Gorshkov, V.N.; Wang, R.; Tretiak, S.; Mozyrsky, D.; Semiclassical Monte Carlo: A first principles approach to non-adiabatic molecular dynamics , The Journal of Chemical Physics 141, 184101 (2014). (link)
    4. Baratz, A.; White, A.J.; Galperin, M.; Baer R.; The effects of electromagnetic coupling on conductance switching of a gated tunnel junction , The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 5, 3545-3550 (2014). (link)
    5. White, A.J.; Ochoa, M.A.; Galperin, M. Non-equilibrium atomic limit for transport and optical response of molecular junctions , The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118, 11159-11173 (2014). (link)
    6. White, A.J.; Tretiak, S.; Galperin, M. Raman scattering in molecular junctions: A pseudoparticle formulation , Nano Letters 14, 699-703 (2014). (link)
    7. White, A.J.; Peskin, U.; Galperin, M. Coherence in charge and energy transfer in molecular junctions , Physical Review B 88, 205424 (2013). (link)
    8. White, A.J.; Migliore, A.; Nitzan, A, Galperin, M. Quantum transport with two interacting conduction channels , The Journal of Chemical Physics 138, 174111 (2013). (link)
    9. White, A.J.; Sukharev, M.; Galperin, M. Molecular nanoplasmonics: self-consistent electrodynamics in current carrying junctions , Physical Review B 86, 205324 (2012). (link)
    10. White, A.J.; Fainberg, B.D.; Galperin, M. Collective plasmon-molecule excitations in nanojunctions: Quantum considerations , The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3, 2738-2743 (2012). (link)
    11. White, A.J.; Galperin, M. Inelastic transport: a pseudoparticle approach , Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 14, 13809-13819 (2012). (link)
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