April 1st, 2021
What a great day for our group! Chieh-Min begins his PhD thesis in an interdisciplinary project that aims at the development of novel materials for space exploration, Julius begins to work on his Master's thesis, in which he models a protein-chaperone complex to understand disease-relevant processes, and Sanna concentrates on emergent properties in computational high-pressure chemistry during her research internship. We're looking forward to a lot of exciting science!
March 25th, 2021
Dominik, a former member of the Nachtsheim group, has a new paper on substituted 2-(oxazolinyl)-phenols. Congratulations!
February 15th, 2021
We are very happy to welcome Felix Zeller as a new PhD student in our group. Felix is going to develop and use various methods to distort molecules. We are looking forward to a lot of exciting science!
February 12th, 2021
Sourabh's first first author paper is online. Congrats! In this paper, Sourabh proposes a practical method of increasing the activation efficiency of force-responsive polymers.
February 1st, 2021
Torben's research internship starts today. Based on Hannah's work, he investigates exploding molecules using quantum chemical pressure models. Welcome, Torben!
January 18th, 2021
Julius begins his research internship in our group today. Welcome! Julius focuses on pressure-induced spin crossover processes of transition metal complexes and builds upon our previous work.
December 22nd, 2020
Our paper introducing the GOSTSHYP method has been published. Congratulations to all co-authors!
November 20th, 2020
In our new preprint we introduce GOSTSHYP, a quantum chemical method for geometry optimizations and AIMD simulations of molecules under pressure. In contrast to simpler, mechanochemical models, the contraction of the electron density is modeled realistically.
November 16th, 2020
Patrick begins his research internship today, in which he applies computational methods to investigate molecular tweezers. Welcome, Patrick!
November 6th, 2020
In his new paper, which is available as a preprint, Sourabh shows that the rupture force of mechanophores can be modulated over a range of up to 300% by chemical modifications of the polymer environment. Awesome work, Sourabh!