Welcome to the Lao Group Homepage

We are a theoretical and computational research group in the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Lao Group is looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in developing new methods in theoretical and computational chemistry to join the team! Send Ka Un an e-mail (laoku@vcu.edu) for further information. ​


June 10, 2020: We are grateful to be awarded the Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) grant from the American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF)!

May 16, 2020: Congratulations to Francisco for passing all his cumulative exams in his first year. His passes included two exams in Physical and one exam in Analytical.

May 15, 2020: Welcome to a first-year graduate student Danyang Wang and an undergraduate student Tong Huang who join our group in Spring 2020! ​

May 8, 2020: Congratulations to Shelbie Dunivan for graduating!

December 25, 2019: Welcome to first-year graduate students Francisco Ballesteros and Corentin Villot and undergraduate students Emma Schirmer and Shelbie Dunivan who join our group in Fall 2019! ​

December 17, 2019: Lab is granted a DOE Mission Science Allocation Award from NERSC.