Theoretical chemistry; quantum dynamic methods; characterization of photochemical and thermal charge and energy transfer pathways in the condensed phase
Current Research Interest
The molecular origin of chemical selectivity in natural and synthetic systems using theoretical simulation techniques derived from the principles of quantum and classical mechanics.
Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship
Young Investigator Award, Army Research Office
Zeng, Tao, Roald Hoffmann, and Nandini Ananth. "The Low-Lying Electronic States of Pentacene and Their Roles in Singlet Fission." Journal of the American Chemical Society 136, no. 15 (2014): 5755–64.
Ananth, Nandini. "Mapping Variable Ring Polymer Molecular Dynamics: A Path-Integral Based Method for Nonadiabatic Processes." Journal of Chemical Physics 139 (2013): 124102.
Cornell Research Website Article
A New Materials Runway