Stefan Seritan - Martinez Group at Stanford

Stefan Seritan
2015 – Present
2011 – 2015
Graduate Student
Physical Chemistry
Stanford University
Bachelor of Science
Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara
GPA: 3.83/4.0
Honors & Awards
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
National Science Foundation
ACS 248th National Meeting
Undergraduate Poster Award
American Chemical Society, COMP Division
Summer Undergraduate
Research Fellowship
University of California, Santa Barbara
Undergraduate Research and
Creative Activitives Grant
University of California, Santa Barbara
National AP Scholar
Martinez Group
Stanford University
Jul. 2015 - Present
• Developing a factorized full configuration-interaction
method with O(N!) instead of O(N!2 ) for regular full CI
Peters Group
University of California, Santa Barbara
Laboratory Intern
Jan. 2010 - Jun. 2010
Drs. Florin and Sanda Despa
University of California, Davis
• Studied the effects of islet amyloid polypeptides
(IAPP) and apoptosis on cardiac myocytes, and
searched for IAPP in human heart tissue samples. Lab
experience includes:
q Confocal laser microscopy
q Gel electrophoresis
q Western blots
q Fluorescence imaging
Teaching Experience
Teaching Assistant
Stanford University
Sep. 2015 - Present
Oct. 2014 - Mar. 2015
University of California, Santa Barbara
• Developing a visualizer for use in interactive real-time
molecular dynamic simulations, utilizing next generation
VR technology
Undergraduate Researcher
Research Experience Cont.
Campus Learning
Assistance Services Tutor
Research Experience
Graduate Researcher
600 Sharon Park Dr, C206, Menlo Park 94025
+1 (530) 400 8614
[email protected]
Mar. 2013 - Jun. 2015
• Investigated the reactivity of activated methyltrioxorhenium (MTO) with cyclohexene to form epoxides in solution
using DFT
• Implemented a sequential quadratic programming (SQP)
algorithm to study the structure of amorphous supports in
catalytic systems
• Studied the effect of a surfactant additive to crystal nucleation in solution using a Potts lattice gas (PLG) model and
a MCMC algorithm
• Worked on an extended Gibbs ensemble model to study
solid-solid phase equilibria
Learning Assistant
University of California, Santa Barbara
Sep. 2012 - Dec. 2012
Journal Articles
1. Goldsmith, B.R.; Hwang, T.; Seritan, S.; Peters, B.;
Scott, S.L. Rate-Enhancing Roles of Water Molecules
in Methyltrioxorhenium-Catalyzed Olefin Epoxidation
by Hydrogen Peroxide. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (30),
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b03750
2. Poon, G.; Seritan, S.; Peters, B. FD Nucleation: A design equation for low dosage additives that accelerate
nucleation Faraday Discuss. 2015, 179, 329-341.
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00226A
3. Seritan, A.L.; Ortigas, M.; Seritan, S.; Bourgeois, J.A.;
Hagerman, R. Psychiatric disorders associated with
FXTAS. Current Psychiatry Reviews. 2013, 9, 59-64.
Other Experience
1. Seritan, S.; Peters, B. Development of an extended Gibbs
ensemble for the study of solid-solid phase equilibria. College of Creative Studies Science Week, Santa Barbara, CA,
October 2014.
2. Seritan, S.; Goldsmith, B.R.; Peters, B. A systematic ab initio strategy for predicting structure-activity relationships
in amorphous catalysts and supports. ACS 248th National
Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2014.
3. Seritan, S.; Goldsmith, B.R.; Peters, B. Computational
tools for studies of catalysis on amorphous supports. UCSB
Undergraduate Research Colloquium, Santa Barbara, CA,
May 2014.
4. Seritan, S.; Despa, F.; Despa, S. IAPP and injury of cardiac
myocytes. ROP Biotechnology Symposium, Davis, CA,
May 2010.
De-Co-De Software, Inc.
Wilderness Medical Associates, International
Jun. 2011 - Aug. 2011
Mar. 2014 - Present
• Trained as a Wilderness First Responder. Skills include:
q Advanced First Aid
q CPR (including the use of oxygen and AEDs)
q Use of epinephrine to treat anaphylaxis
q Stabilization of spinal injuries
Summer Camp Volunteer
Rocknasium Climbing Gym
Davis, CA
Jun. 2013 - Aug. 2013
• Supervised children aged 5 - 13 during a daily rock climbing summer camp
• Set up and safely operated various activities, including
rope climbs, rope swings, and ziplines
Science Camp Volunteer
Work Experience
Web Developer
Wilderness First Responder
Explorit Science Center
Davis, CA
Jun. 2008 - Aug. 2008
• Supervised elementary school children during a daily
science summer camp
• Redesigned websites using HTML, CSS, and Javascript to
improve usability
• Assisted counselors with preparation, lessons, and
• Streamlined website backends, including working with
MySQL databases
• Helped kids with their science & crafts projects
• Wrote Ruby scripts to improve project workflow
Professional Organizations
Student Member
Mar. 2013 - Present
Student Member
Apr. 2015 - Apr. 2016
American Chemical Society
American Association for
the Advancement of Science
Honorary Member
Phi Lambda Upsilon,
National Chemistry Honor Society
Sep. 2014 - Jun. 2015
c++, c, python, java, ruby, javascript,
html, css
Bash Terminal, Numerical Libraries
(e.g. Eigen, Armadillo, NumPy/SciPy),
Microsoft Office Suite
Fluent in English and Romanian
Proficient in Spanish
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