Richard Remsing

Former Coordinator, Early Career Investigator Committee, 2015 - 2016

Temple University
Department of Chemistry
1925 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122



Richard C. Remsing received a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of Maryland in 2013. He then held a postdoctoral position in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Rick joined Professor Klein’s research group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2015.

Research Interests

Chemical dynamics, catalysis, and charge transfer in heterogeneous systems, quantum dynamics in condensed phases, self-assembly in nonequilibrium systems, and solvation in liquids, disordered semiconductors, and biomolecular systems

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Young Investigator Award, Gordon Research Conference on “Chemistry and Physics of Liquids”

  • 2016 American Chemical Society (ACS) PHYS Division Postdoctoral Research Award

  • 2016 American Physical Society–Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (APS-IUSSTF) Travel Award

  • 2015 Young Investigator Award, Gordon Research Conference on “Chemistry and Physics of Liquids”

5 most relevant publications

  • “A Refined Description of Liquid and Supercooled Silicon from Ab Initio Simulations” Remsing, R. C.; Klein, M. L., Sun, J.; Phys. Rev. B 2018, 97, 140103(R)

  • “Light-Induced Dilation in Nanosheets of Charge-Transfer Complexes” Zhang, Z.; Remsing, R. C.; Chakraborty, H.; Klein, M. L.; Ren, S.; Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2018, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1800234115

  • “Effect of Interlayer Spacing on the Activity of Layered Manganese Oxide Bilayer Catalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction”
    Kang, Q.; Vernisse, L.; Remsing, R. C.; Shumlas, S. L.; Cerkez, E. B.; Thenuwara, A. C.; McKendry, I. G.; Klein, M. L.; Borguet, E.; Zdilla, M. J.; Strongin, D. R.; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 159, 1863–1870

  • “Accurate First-Principles Structures and Energies of Diversely-Bonded Systems from an Efficient Density Functional”
    Sun, J.; Remsing, R. C.; Zhang, Y.; Sun, Z.; Ruzsinszky, A.; Peng, H.; Yang, Z.; Paul, A.; Waghmare, U.; Wu, X.; Klein, M. L.; Perdew, J. P.; Nature Chem. 2016, 8, 831–836

  • “Frustrated Solvation Structures Can Enhance Electron Transfer Rates”
    Remsing, R. C.; McKendry, I. G.; Strongin, D. R.; Klein, M. L.; Zdilla, M. J.; J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2015, 6, 4804–4808