Xinchuan Huang

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Professional Biography:

06/2009 – Present SETI(Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, Principal Investigator 06/2006 – 05/2009 NASA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Space Science Division, NASA Ames Res Ctr 08/2004 – 12/2005 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Emory University


08/1999 – 08/2004 Emory University (Atlanta,USA), Ph.D. in Chemistry (Physical/Theoretical)
Thesis : Full-dimensional quantum studies of the energetics and dynamics of H3O+, H3O2- and H5O2+
Advisor: Professor Joel M. Bowman
09/1992 – 07/1997 Fudan University (Shanghai,China), B.S. in Applied Chemistry (II)

Research Interests:

Computational Spectroscopy for small and middle-size molecular systems: theory and applications.

Molecules being studied: CO2,CH3OH,NH3,C3H3+,C3H+,CH3CN,CH3-O-CH3,SO2,etc.
Example: CO2 High-Resolution IR Linelist Project

History: H2O,H3O+,H3O2-,(H2O)2,H5O2+,CH5+,NH2-,CCH-,C3H2,HO2+,N2OH+,N2H+,NO2+,etc.

Select Publications:

  1. X. Huang and T.J. Lee : Accurate ab initio quartic force fields for NH2- and CCH- and rovibrational spectroscopic constants for their isotopologues, J. Chem. Phys. 131, 104301/1-104301/15, 2009.
  2. X. Huang, D.W. Schwenke, and T.J. Lee : An accurate global potential energy surface, dipole moment surface, and rovibrational frequencies for NH3, J. Chem. Phys. 129, 214304/1-214304/16, 2008.
  3. X. Huang, B.J. Braams, J.M. Bowman, R.E.A. Kelly, J. Tennyson, G.C. Groenenboom, and Ad van der Avoird : New ab initio potential energy surface and vibrational-rotation-tunneling levels of (H2O)2 and (D2O)2, J. Chem. Phys., 128, 034312/1-034312/9, 2008.
  4. J.M. Bowman, X. Huang, N.C. Handy, and S. Carter : Vibrational levels of methanol calculated by the reaction path version of MULTIMODE, using an ab initio, full-dimensional potential, J. Phys. Chem. A, 111, 7317-7321, 2007.
  5. X. Huang, L.M. Johnson, J.M. Bowman, and A.B. McCoy : Deuteration effects on the structure and Infrared spectrum of CH5+, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128, 3478-3479, 2006.
  6. X. Huang, A.B. McCoy, J.M. Bowman, L.M. Johnson, C. Savage, F. Dong, and D.J. Nesbitt : Quantum deconstruction of the Infrared spectrum of CH5+, Science, 311, 60-63, 2006.
  7. X. Huang, B.J. Braams, and J.M. Bowman : Ab initio potential energy and dipole moment surfaces for H5O2+, J. Chem. Phys., 122, 044308/1–044308/12, 2005.
  8. X. Huang, B.J. Braams, S. Carter, and J.M. Bowman : Quantum calculations of vibrational energies of H3O2- on an ab initio potential, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 126, 5042–5043, 2004.
  9. J.M. Bowman, S. Carter, X. Huang : MULTIMODE: a code to calculate rovibrational energies of polyatomic molecules, Int. Rev. Phys. Chem., 22, 533–549, 2003.