Accurate quantum chemistry in the condensed phase.


Developing practical new theoretical models and solving problems in molecular crystals, liquids, and on surfaces.

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.

Prof. Gregory Beran

2013-present Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, U.C. Riverside
2007-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, U.C. Riverside
2005-2007 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2005 Ph.D, Department of Chemistry, U.C. Berkeley
2000 B.S., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, U.C. San Diego

Honors and Awards


2017 UCR Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award.
2016 Emerging Technologies in Computational Chemistry Award, Computers in Chemistry division of the American Chemical Society.
2012 OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Computers in Chemistry division of the American Chemical Society.
2011 Professor of the Year, University Honors program at UCR, for teaching and undergraduate mentoring.

Posdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Joshua Hartman Dr. Ctirad Cervinka
Email: jhart005@ucr.edu Email: Ctirad.Cervinka@vscht.cz

Graduate Students

Chandler Greenwell Jessica McKinley
Email: chandler.greenwell@ucr.edu Email: jmcki003@ucr.edu
Dominique Nocito Watit Sontising
Email: dnoci001@ucr.edu Email: wsont001@ucr.edu

Undergraduate Students

Ashwin Balaji

Beran Group Office Telephone: (951) 827-3791

Group Alumni

Dr. Ali Sebetci Now Professor at Mevlana University, Turkey.
Dr. Shuhao Wen Now at Xtalpi
Dr. Kaushik Nanda Now Postdoctoral researcher at USC
Dr. Kelly Theel Now at Abbott Laboratories
Dr. Yin Luo Adjunct faculty at local colleges
Dr. Yuanhang Huang Now at a San Diego software company
Dr. Yonaton Heit Now Postdoctoral researcher at SUNY Buffalo
Bryan Tamashiro Former undergraduate researcher
Nicole Godfrey Former undergraduate researcher
Elias Chavez Former undergraduate researcher
Lourdes Coria Former undergraduate researcher
Michael Baird Former undergraduate researcher
Paul Priego Former undergraduate researcher