Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics
at Massey University (Albany Campus), New Zealand

Lukas F. Pasteka (MU Postdoctoral Fellow)

Lukas F. Pasteka Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics
Bob Tindall Bldg., NZ Institute for Advanced Study
Massey University (Albany Campus)
Private Bag 102904
North Shore MSC, Auckland
New Zealand
Phone +64 9 414 0800 ext. 43625

Email: L.F.Pasteka@massey.ac.nz

Research interests:

  • relativistic chemistry, QED effects
  • excited states
  • electric properties
  • non-covalent interactions


  • L. F. Pasteka, R. J. Mawhorter, P. Schwerdtfeger, "Relativistic coupled-cluster calculations of the 173Yb nuclear quadrupole coupling constant for the YbF molecule", Mol. Phys., in press (2016).
  • M. Ehn, N. G. Vassilev, L. F. Pasteka, M. Dangalov, M. Putala, "Atropisomerism of 2,2'-Diaryl-1,1'-binaphthalenes Containing Three Stereo­genic Axes: Experimental and Computational Study", Eu. J. Org. Chem. 36, 7935-7942 (2015).
  • L. F. Pasteka, A. Borschevsky, V. V. Flambaum, P. Schwerdtfeger, "Search for variation of fundamental constants: Strong enhancements in X2Π cations of dihalogens and hydrogen halides", Phys. Rev. A 92, 012103 (2015).
  • P. Schwerdtfeger, L. F. Pasteka, A. Punnett, P. Bowman, "Relativistic and Quantum Electrodynamic Effects in Superheavy Elements", Nucl. Phys. A 944,551-577 (2015).
  • A. Borschevsky, L. F. Pasteka, V. Pershina, U. Kaldor, "Ionization potentials and electron affinities of the superheavy elements 115–117 and their sixth-row homologues Bi, Po, and At", Phys. Rev. A 91, 20501(R) (2015).
  • L. F. Pasteka, T. Rajsky, M. Urban, "Towards understanding the bonding character in complexes of coinage metals with lone-pair ligands. CCSD(T) and DFT computations", J. Phys. Chem. A 117, 4472-4485 (2013).
  • L. F. Pasteka, M. Melichercik, P. Neogrady, M. Urban, "CASPT2 and CCSD(T) calculations of dipole moments and polarizabilities of acetone in excited states", Mol. Phys. 110, 2219-2237 (2012).
  • M. Melichercik, L. F. Pasteka, P. Neogrady, M. Urban, "Electron Affinities of Uracil: Microsolvation Effects and the Polarizable Continuum Model", J. Phys. Chem. A 116, 2343-2351 (2012).

Non-research interests:

  • bridge (card game)
  • baking, desserts, pastry making
  • chocolate degustation
  • drawing, painting
  • carnivorous plants
  • DIY projects
  • archery
  • marimba, xylophophone
  • jazz, swing, orchestral and classical music

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