RUB Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry Center for Theoretical Chemistry The Quantum Chemistry Group (Hättig Research Group)


  • 29/11/2019:Vist of Jacob Kongsted for Alireza's defense.
  • 1/11/2019:Congratulations to Matthias for his start as PhD and Sarah and Marius for their promotion to Postdocs.
  • 10-11/10/2019:Visit of Sonia Coriani for a RESOLV Kolloquium and Sarah's defense.
  • 9/2019: Lisa's paper "A quantum chemical study of hydrogen adsorption ..." got published in PCCP.
  • 01/03/2019: We welcome Daniil Fedotov from the Coriani Group at the DTU as a guest for two weeks in our group.
  • 01/03/2019: Timucin Guener joins for 4 months as Erasmus student the group.
  • 01/02/2019: A warm welcome to Robert as new PhD student in the group!
  • 14/12/2018: Congratulations to Arjeta for the Wilke-Preis 2018 that she got as the best student of iMOS!
  • 13/11/2018: Lisa got one of the CIC Awards for Computational Chemistry for her master thesis.

The Quantum Chemistry Group

Our group is working on a number of projects concerned with the accurate description of interactions between molecules and of molecules with surfaces, solvents and electric or magnetic fields (i.e. spectroscopy), as well as accurate reaction and activation energies for applications in heterogeneous catalysis and reaction kinetics:

We are involved in the RESOLV Cluster of Excellence, the Center of Solvation Science ZEMOS. and the Research Department Solvation Science at the Ruhr University Bochum. We contribute with research projects to the Collaborative Research Centers CRC/TRR 129 Oxyflame "Development of methods and models to describe solid fuel reactions within an oxy-fuel atmosphere", CRC/TRR 247 "Heterogeneous Oxidation Catalysis in the Liquid Phase – Mechanisms and Materials in Thermal, Electro-, and Photocatalysis", and the DFG Priority Program SPP 1807 "Control of London dispersion interactions in molecular chemistry".

Our main tools for these investigations are the well-known quantum chemistry package TURBOMOLE, to which we also contribute as a development group, and the quantum chemistry packages DALTON, CFOUR, and Molpro.

For further information you can browse the list of our publications.