Accurate quantum chemistry in the condensed phase.

Developing practical new theoretical models for describing non-covalent interactions and predicting the structures and properties of molecular crystals.

The Beran group, Fall 2023. Left to right: Pedro Molina-Portillo, Cody Perry, Sebastian Ramos, Joshua Thompson, and Prof. Greg Beran.

Prof. Gregory Beran

2018-present Professor, Department of Chemistry, U.C. Riverside
2013-2018 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, U.C. Riverside
2007-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, U.C. Riverside
2005-2007 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2005 Ph.D, Department of Chemistry, U.C. Berkeley
2000 B.S., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, U.C. San Diego

Honors and Awards

2017 UCR Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award.
2016 Emerging Technologies in Computational Chemistry Award, Computers in Chemistry division of the American Chemical Society.
2012 OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Computers in Chemistry division of the American Chemical Society.
2011 Professor of the Year, University Honors program at UCR, for teaching and undergraduate mentoring.

Graduate Students

Cody Perry Joshua Thompson Pedro Molina-Portillo Sebastian Ramos

Beran Group Office Telephone: (951) 827-3791

Group Alumni

Dr. Ali Sebetci Professor at OSTIM Technical University, Turkey
Dr. Shuhao Wen Co-Founder and Chairman, Xtalpi, Inc.
Dr. Ctirad Cervinka Professor, University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, CZ
Dr. Cameron Cook Bristol-Myers-Squibb
Dr. Chandler Greenwell Application Scientist, Xtalpi
Dr. Joshua Hartman Assistant Professor of Teaching, UC Riverside
Dr. Yonaton Heit Data Scientist, iHerb
Dr. Yuanhang Huang Software Developer, Snap
Dr. Yin Luo Adjunct faculty at local colleges
Dr. Jessica McKinley Research Scientist, Gilead Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Kaushik Nanda Postdoctoral Researcher at USC
Dr. Dominique Nocito Data Scientist, Collective Health
Dr. Watit Sontising Research Scientist, Modern Meadow
Dr. Kelly Theel Independent Consultant
Dr. Pablo Unzueta Postdoctoral researcher at Stanford
Josiah Jackson M.S. degree
Bryan Tamashiro Former undergraduate researcher
Nicole Godfrey Former undergraduate researcher
Elias Chavez Former undergraduate researcher
Lourdes Coria Former undergraduate researcher
Michael Baird Former undergraduate researcher
Paul Priego Former undergraduate researcher
Ashwin Balaji Former undergraduate researcher, Amherst College
Michael Baird Former undergraduate researcher
Yeprem Hovhannisyan Former undergraduate researcher

Group Photo Archive

The Beran group, Spring 2022. Left to right: Cody Perry, Joshua Thompson, Pablo Unzueta, Prof. Greg Beran, and Cameron Cook.
The Beran group, Jan 2018. Left to right: Prof. Greg Beran, Chandler Greenwell, Watit Sontising, Jessica McKinley, Dominique Nocito, and Pablo Unzueta.
The Beran group, Jan 2017. Left to right: Dominique Nocito, Jessica McKinley, Dr. Josh Hartman, Chandler Greenwell, Dr. Ctirad Cervinka, Prof. Greg Beran, and Watit Sontising.

The Beran group, June 2015. Left to right: Yonaton Heit, Michael Baird, Jessica McKinley, Dominique Nocito, Josh Hartman, Yuanhang Huang, and Prof. Greg Beran.

The Beran group, October 2012. Left to right: Yuanhang Huang, Shuhao Wen, Kaushik Nanda, Aymen Amaar, Yin Luo, Elias Chavez, Yonaton Heit, Josh Hartman, Kelly Theel, and Prof. Greg Beran.