Last Name: Ceotto

First Name: Michele

Address: 985 2nd Ave. Salt Lake City, 84103 UT (USA)

Phone: +1 510 847 0091

E-mail: mceotto@yahoo.com

June
2005-** Postdoctoral Fellow**, “Center for Biophysical Modeling
and Simulation”, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt
Lake City (Prof. G. A. Voth group)

2005-2000 **Ph.D.
in Chemistry, **University of California at Berkeley:
“Semiclassical and Quantum Instanton approximations for thermal
rate constants of chemical reactions”, (chair Prof. W. H. Miller)

**Laurea (M.S.) in Theoretical Physics**110/110, University of Rome "La Sapienza".

2000 **TMR
Researcher** at the “Consejo Superior de las Investigaciones
Cientificas”

1999-1991 **Laurea
(M.S.) in Theoretical Chemistry** 110/110 *summa cum laude*,
University of Rome "La Sapienza".

M. Ceotto “Semiclassical and Quantum Instanton approximations for thermal rate constants of chemical reactions”,

**Ph.D. Dissertation Thesis**(337 pg.), edit by “University of California at Berkeley” (copyright © 2005 by Michele Ceotto);M. Ceotto, S. Yang, and W. H. Miller. "Quantum reaction rate from higher derivatives of the thermal flux-flux autocorrelation function at time zero"

*J. Chem. Phys.*vol.**122**, 044109 (2005);M. Ceotto and W. H. Miller. "Test of the quantum instanton approximation for thermal rate constants for some collinear reactions"

*J. Chem. Phys.*vol.**120**, no.14 (2004) 6356;W. H. Miller, Y. Zhao, M. Ceotto, and S. Yang. "Quantum instanton approximation for thermal rate constants of chemical reactions"

*J. Chem. Phys.*vol.**119**, no.3 (2003) 1329;M. Ceotto and A. García-Vela. "A reduced-dimensionality quantum model which incorporates the full-dimensional energy of the system: Application to the vibrational predissociation of Cl

_{2}-Ne_{2}"*J. Chem. Phys.*vol.**115**, no.5 (2001) 2146;M. Ceotto and F. A. Gianturco. "Internal coordinate couplings and symmetry properties: The search of a conical seam in the protonated oxygen "

*J. Phys. Chem. A*vol.**105**, no.21 (2001) 5197-5205;M. Ceotto and F. A. Gianturco. "Gas-phase proton affinity of ozone: a computational test of the experimental mechanism"

*J. Mol. Struc.-Theochem*vol.**543**, 115-122 (2001);M. Ceotto. "On Berry's phase effects in gas phase molecular reactions"

**Masters Thesis in Physics**(June 2000) (in italian);M. Ceotto and F. A. Gianturco. "Charge-transfer effects in the gas-phase protonation of ozone: Locating the conical intersections"

*J. Chem. Phys.*vol.**112**, no.13 (2000) 5820;M. Ceotto, F. A. Gianturco, and D. M. Hirst. "Protonated ozone: Structures, energetics and nonadiabatic effects"

*J. Phys. Chem. A*vol.**103**, no.48 (1999) 9984-9994;M. Ceotto. "Gas phase protonation of ozone: energetics and conical intersection effects"

**Masters Thesis in Chemistry**(March 1999) (in italian).

Accelerated Classical Molecular Dynamics

Quantum Instanton approximation for thermal rate constants of chemical reactions

Semiclassical instanton trajectories

Classical and Semiclassical Dynamics (SC-IVR, FB-IVR)

Quantum Transition State Theory

Accelerated Metropolis Monte Carlo Methods

Path Integral Monte Carlo (PIMC)

Discrete Variable Representation (DVR) in Fourier basis

*Ab
initio* calculation of potential energy surfaces: conical
intersection and topological properties

Time Dependent Wavepacket Propagation

2005- __Center
for Biophysical Modeling and Simulation__: postdoctoral fellowship

2000-2005 __University
of California at Berkeley__ : international student fellowship for
graduate studies in Theoretical & Computational Physical
Chemistry.

2000-2001 Fellowship
of the “__Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche__” (CNR) for
studies outside Italy

2000 __European
Union__ Training and Mobility for Researchers (TMR) program
Fellowship at C.S.I.C. (Consejo Superior de la Investigaciones
Cientificas).

1998 Visiting
Student Fellowship at the __University of Warwick__ (Dept. of
Chemistry), UK.

1991-1995 __I.D.I.S.U.__
(Regional Institution of University Studies) annual Fellowship of
$3,000 for outstanding GPA in each academic year.

1991-1995 Tax-free
applications Fellowship at the __University of Rome "La
Sapienza"__ for outstanding GPA during each academic year.

__Italian National Federation__"Cavalieri del Lavoro" Fellowship (20 nationwide each year): full board and lodging during all undergraduate studies.

Fall
2002 **Biophysical Chemistry** upper division CHEM130A (A. Arkin):
Thermodynamics for undergraduate students in biology & medical
sciences. Responsibilities included: leading 2 hrs discussion weekly,
holding office hours and review sections, and teaching lectures
occasionally.

Fall
2001 **Quantum Mechanics **CHEM220A** **(W. H. Miller):
Principles of quantum mechanics for graduate students in physical
chemistry. Responsibilities included: leading 2 hrs discussion
weekly, holding office hours and review sections, and teaching
lectures occasionally.

Fall
2000 **Principles of Chemistry **CHEM1A** **(A. Pines):
Introductory chemistry course for first year undergraduate students.
Responsibilities included: leading 4 hrs laboratory weekly, holding
office hours and review sections.

July 2005, Santa Cruz (USA): poster presented (“Quantum reaction rate from higher derivatives of the flux autocorrelation function”) at the Quantum Reactive Scattering (QRS) conference;

January 2005, Berkeley (USA); poster presented ("Quantum reaction rate from higher derivatives of the thermal flux-flux autocorrelation function at time zero") at the Mini Statistical Mechanics Meeting;

December 2004, Perugia (Italy): talk at the Chemical Physics Section of the University of Perugia (by invitation of Professor V. Aquilanti); title: ”How to calculate thermal rate constants for chemical reactions”.

January 2004, Berkeley (USA); two posters presented (1:"Quantum Transition State Theory"; 2:"Semiclassical Instanton Trajectories: the right corner-cutting") at the Mini Statistical Mechanics Meeting;

July 2003,
Lake Tahoe (USA); poster presented ("Quantum Instanton
Approximation for Thermal Rate Constants of Chemical Reactions")
at the XIX^{th} Conference on the Dynamics of Molecular
Collisions;

June 2003, El Escorial (SP); poster presented ("Quantum Instanton Approximation for Thermal Rate Constants of Chemical Reactions") at the QRS (Quantum Reactive Scattering) Conference;

June 2003, El Escorial (SP): poster presented ("Quantum Instanton Approximation for Thermal Rate Constants of Chemical Reactions") at the XVIII European Conference on Molecular Energy Transfer (COMET);

October 2001, Berkeley (USA): talk at the Graduate Research Conference: "How to Mimic Tunnelling from Asymptotic Conditions";

August 2001, Oxford (UK): poster presented ("Forward-Backward Semiclassical IVR") at the" Charles Coulson Summer School on the Quantum Dynamics of Molecular Systems";

March 2001,
Berkeley (USA): poster presented ("Electronically-induced Versus
Symmetry-induced Conical Intersections") at the "Chemical
Dynamics: a symposium in honor of Bill Miller on his 60^{th}
birthday";

March 2000, Madrid (SP): talk at the Chemical Physics Section of the "Spanish National Research Council";

July 1999, Bologna (IT): meeting and discussion with Prof. D. R. Yarkony about conical intersections;

September 1999, Florence (IT): talk at the annual conference of the Chemical Physics Section of the Italian Chemical Society; title: “Conical intersections effects in the gas phase molecular protonation”.

June 1999, Varenna (IT): talk at the Italian Chemical Society conference about "Structures, Properties, Reactivity and Dynamics"; title: “Conical intersections effects in the gas phase molecular protonation”.

August 1998, El Escorial (SP): Summer School on "Trends on Chaos Theory";

July 1998, Siena (IT): poster session at ECAMP (European Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics); title: “Conical intersections in molecular systems”.

June 1998, Nijmegen (NL): "Second European Summer School on Trends in Molecular Physics";

December 1997, UCL London (UK): Annual Meeting of the theoretical chemists of the Royal Chemical Society.

Italian: mother-tongue

English: TOEFL (230/300), CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate), TSE (Test of Spoken English) 50/60

Spanish: fluent both writing and speaking

Portuguese: basics