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Stauch Group


Our group focuses on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. We develop and apply quantum chemical methods for the calculation of spectroscopic properties of molecules under various external influences (e.g. mechanical force, pressure, temperature). Please refer to the Research page for more details.

Twitter: @TimStauch


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 build 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!


October 19th, 2020

Björn's research internship begins today. Welcome! Björn will focus on mechanophores based on anthracene. He is going to test various activation mechanisms like mechanical force and hydrostatic pressure.


October 9th, 2020

We are currently offering a PhD position, which is part of an interdisciplinary project aiming at the development of materials for space exploration. The application deadline is November 6th, 2020.





Prof. Dr. Tim Stauch
University of Bremen
Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Leobener Str. NW2, A4060

D-28359 Bremen, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)421 218 50280
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