Accurate quantum chemistry in the condensed phase.

Developing practical new theoretical models for describing non-covalent interactions and predicting the structures and properties of molecular crystals.


The Beran group uses computational quantum chemistry methods to understand and predict chemistry in complex systems. We are particularly interested in how organic molecules pack in the solid state and molecular crystal polymorphism, and how theoretical predictions can be coupled with experiment to solve challenging crystal structures. In the course of these studies, we often need to develop and implement new theoretical models and computational algorithms in order to make the studies computationally feasible.

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People interested in joining the group should email Prof. Beran.

The Beran group, Jan 2017. Left to right: Dominique Nocito, Jessica McKinley, Dr. Josh Hartman, Chandler Greenwell, Dr. Ctirad Cervinka, Prof. Greg Beran, and Watit Sontising.
The Beran group, June 2015. Left to right: Yonaton Heit, Michael Baird, Jessica McKinley, Dominique Nocito, Josh Hartman, Yuanhang Huang, and Prof. Greg Beran.

The Beran group, October 2012. Left to right: Yuanhang Huang, Shuhao Wen, Kaushik Nanda, Aymen Amaar, Yin Luo, Elias Chavez, Yonaton Heit, Josh Hartman, Kelly Theel, and Prof. Greg Beran.