As it says on the main page, my name is Neil Shenvi; I am currently a research scientist with Prof. Weitao Yang at Duke University in the Department of Chemistry. I was born in Santa Cruz, California, but grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. I attended Princeton University as an undergraduate where I worked on high-dimensional function approximation with Professor Herschel Rabitz. I became a Christian in Berkeley, CA where I did my PhD in Theoretical Chemistry at UC - Berkeley with Professor Birgitta Whaley. The subject of my PhD dissertation was quantum computation, including topics in quantum random walks, cavity quantum electrodynamics, spin physics, and the N-representability problem. From 2005-2010, I worked as a postdoctoral associate with Prof. John Tully at Yale where I did research into nonadiabatic dynamics, electron transfer, and surface science. I moved down to Durham in 2010 to do research into nonadiabatic dynamics and electronic structure theory with professor Weitao Yang at Duke University. A few days after arriving in Durham, I had a seizure due to an undiagnosed 5cm brain tumor between my cerebellum and occipital lobe. You can read more about my experience here.
My wife, Christina Shenvi (né When I'm not in lab, I like to play basketball, run, lift weights, read, and bake.
My favorite authors include C.S. Lewis, Charles Spurgeon, Dostoevsky, and
When I'm not in lab, I like to play basketball, run, lift weights, read, and bake. My favorite authors include C.S. Lewis, Charles Spurgeon, Dostoevsky, and Camus.