June 9th, 2022
In our new preprint we answer the question how many HCN molecules are needed so that a linear chain of HCN shows the properties of the crystal. Nice work of our PhD students Chieh-Min, Felix and Tarek as well as Björn (now AG Beckmann), Sanna (now Uni Wuppertal) and Norman Sieroka from Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Bremen. We are looking forward to more collaborations in the future!
May 26th, 2022
Rahel and Philipp have started working on their Master's theses in our group. Rahel investigates vibrational spectra of molecules under pressure and Philipp konzentrates on the calculation of high-pressure properties of molecules and crystals. Welcome!
May 6th, 2022
Tarek's first preprint as a first author is online. In his manuscript he shows that Density Functional Theory can deliver remarkably accurate geometries and energies of molecules in strong electric fields, provided that an adequate functional is chosen. Congratulations for your nice work!
May 2nd, 2022
Dr. Mausumi Chattopadhyaya from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India, is joining our group via a three-month fellowship from the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation. She investigates pressure-induced spin crossover. We thank the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation for financing this exciting research. Welcome, Mausumi!
April, 19th, 2022
What a great way to start into the summer term: Two Master’s students are starting their work today. Alexander will investigate the mechanical properties of topologically strained hydrocarbons, whereas Jonas focuses on method development to make the X-HCFF method more robust. We’re looking forward to a lot of interesting science!
March 1st, 2022
Nico begins working on his Bachelor’s thesis in our group today. He concentrates on pressure-induced spin crossover processes in metal-ligand complexes.
February 25th, 2022
“Congrats, Yannik and Philipp from the Staubitz group to your new paper on BN-substituted dithienylpyrenes. It turns out that, compared to their all-carbon analogues, the BN-substituted systems do not form excimers. If you want to know more, be sure to check out the paper.
February 10th, 2022
Today marks the start of Jonas research internship. Welcome, Jonas! In cooperation with the Harder group (Marine Chemistry), Jonas is going to study siderophores and the complexation of metal ions.
January 17th, 2022
Welcome, Rahel, to your research internship in our group. Rahel will do method development to improve the accuracy of the X-HCFF pressure code.
December 9th, 2021
Sanna successfully defends her Master’s Thesis. Congratulations! She made some significant advances towards making the JEDI analysis user-friendly and more widely applicable.