M. Sc. Felix Zeller

PhD Student

Address:Leobener Str. NW2
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Tel.:0421 218-50281




A variety of methods can be used to deform molecules. An example is the application of hydrostatic pressure, which compresses the electron density and the nuclear scaffold of a molecule. This project focuses on the computational modeling of these processes, starting from established methods like X-HCFF and GOSTSHYP. Algorithmic advances will accelerate such calculations and improve the SCF convergence. Newly developed methods will allow the reproduction and optimization of experimental results in high-pressure chemistry.



  1. S. Kumar, F. Zeller, T. Stauch, "A Two-Step Baromechanical Cycle for Repeated Activation and Deactivation of Mechanophores", J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 202112, 9740-9474.
  2. C.-M. Hsieh, B. Grabbet, F. Zeller, S. Benter, T. Scheele, N. Sieroka, T. Neudecker, "Can a Finite Chain of Hydrogen Cyanide Molecules Model a Crystal?",  ChemPhysChem 2022, 23, e202200414.
  3. F. Zeller, E. Berquist, E. Epifanovsky, T. Neudecker, "An efficient implementation of the GOSTSHYP pressure model by applying shell-bounding gaussian 1-electron-3-center integral screening" J. Chem. Phys.2022, 157, 184802.

  4. K. Chordiya, V. Despré, B. Nagyillés, F. Zeller, Z. Diveki, A. I. Kuleff, M. U. Kahaly, "Photo-ionization Initiated Differential Ultrafast Charge Migration: Impact of Molecular Symmetries and Tautomeric Forms",arXiv preprint  2022, arXiv:2203.02698

  5. S. Kumar, R. Weiß, F. Zeller, T. Neudecker, “Trapping the Transition State in a [2,3]- Sigmatropic Rearrangement by Applying Pressure”, ACS Omega 2022, 7, 45208-45214.

Felix Zeller