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Simpson & Santos attend 2024 LOBSTER School in Finland

Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Scott Simpson, professor of chemistry and department chair, and Dr. Alyssa Santos, postdoctoral scholar, attended the Local-Orbital Basis Suite Towards Electronic-Structure Reconstruction (LOBSTER) 2024 School held at Aalto University in Finland.

This highly selective three-day school taught 32 participants how to carry out chemical-bonding analysis utilizing high-end quantum mechanical calculations. The school was the fifth in a series of previous successful ones in Germany, China, Japan, and an online school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is targeted at researchers from various fields of computational science such as chemistry, physics, and materials science. The calculations learned will help the Simpson Research Group's quest toward making a renewable fuel source (hydrogen) safer, one of the initiatives of Simpson's National Science Foundation CAREER Award that provides more than $500,000 in funding to St. Bonaventure University.