Maricris Mayes, Assistant Professor
B.S. 2000, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology
Ph.D. 2007, Michigan State University
Argonne National Laboratory, 2011-2013
Northwestern University, 2007-2011
Research Interests: Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms, Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics, Computational Material Science/Nanoscience, High-Performance Computing
Biography: Maricris Mayes is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Michigan State University in 2007. Her graduate work was focused on developing new generations of ab initio methods based on coupled-cluster wavefunction formalism, which she efficiently implemented using the idea of diagram factorization techniques and recursively generated intermediates resulting to fully vectorized codes. After graduation, Maricris became a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. George Schatz's group at Northwestern University and was involved in studies of electron impact and photodissociation of methane using trajectory surface hopping approaches as well as studies of the mechanical and optical properties of carbon nanotubes. In 2011, she joined the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility at Argonne National Laboratory where she used Mira, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world for large-scale, fully ab intio calculations using highly scalable methods such as fragment molecular orbital method in GAMESS program.