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





Schwerdtfeger Group Alumni


BSc, MSc and PhD Students:

1) Dr. Patricia Hunt, PhD student 1993-1997.

Title: Jahn-Teller Distortions in Molecules Containing Group 15 Elements.

2) Dr. Michael Seth, MSc student 1993, PhD student 1994-1997.

MSc Title: The Effects of Vibration and Rotation on the Molecular Properties of Diatomic Molecules.

PhD Title: The Chemistry of theSuperheavy Elements.

3) Mrs. Fiona Esther Cooke, BSc (hon.) student 1995

BSc title: A Theoretical Study of the Reaction MF4-MF2-+F2 for Group 11 Elements.

4) Dr.Reuben Brown, BSc (hon.) student 1996, PhD student 1997-2001.

BSc title: Semi-empirical Calculations on Nitro-Heteroaromatic Quaternary Amines.

PhD title: Theoretical Studies of Gold Compounds.

5) Mr.Ivan Lim, MSc student, 1997-98, PhD student 1999-2002.

MSc title: Electric Polarizabilities of Group 1 Elements from H to Element 119.

PhD title: Small-core pseudopotentials for Group 1 and 2 elements.

6) Mrs. Silke Pelzer, MSc student 1999

MSc title: Jahn-Teller distortions in organic ring systems.

7) Ms. Nicola Gaston, BSc (hon.) student 2001, PhD student 2002

BSc title: QED effects in K- and L-shell ionisation potentials of superheavy elements

PhD title: Large cluster systems – Towards nanosized materials

8) Mr. Behnam Assodollahzadeh, PhD student 2004

PhD title: Gold Nanostructures

9) Mr. Andreas Hermann, PhD student 2005

PhD title: To be announced

10) Mr. Christian Thierfelder, PhD student 2005

PhD title: To be announced

11) Mr. Brian Vest, PhD student 2005

PhD title: To be announced

12) Ms. Susan Biering, PhD student 2005

PhD title: To be announced


Fellows:

1) Dr. Malkhaz Meladze, Research Fellow 1997/98.

Title: Theoretical Models for the Treatment of He Inside Buckminsterfullerene.

2) Mr. Joerg Rissler (PhD student from Prof. Baessler’s Group in Marburg), financed by

the Graduiertenkolleg of the Phillips University Marburg; Germany, 1998.

Title: UV Spectra of Organic Polymers.

3) Mr. Joern Thyssen (PhD student from Prof. Jensen’s Group in Denmark), financed by

Odense University; 1999.

Title: Fully relativistic treatment of electric field gradients and higher derivatives.


Exchange Students:

1) Mr. Thomas Szyperski (Exchange Student from the TU Munich), Fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen

Volkes, Germany; 1988/1989.

Title: Organometallic Trioxo Group 7 Compounds.

2) Mrs. Karin Wichman (Exchange Student from the Philipps Universität Marburg), Marburg, Germany; 1998.

Title: The Inversion Potential of NH3.

3) Mr. Matthias Lein (Exchange Student from the Philipps Universität Marburg), Marburg, Germany; 1999-

2000.

Title: Porphyrine Systems.

4) Mr. Andreas Kühn (Exchange Student from the Humboldt Universität Berlin), Berlin, Germany;

2000.

Title: Electroweak Interactions.

5) Mr. Johannes Gierlich (Exchange Student from the Philipps Universität Marburg), Marburg, Germany;

2001.

Title: Electroweak Interactions.

6) Mr. Ralf Tonner (Exchange Student from the Philipps Universität Marburg), Marburg, Germany;

2001.

Title: Group 18 Cluster.

7) Mr. Radovan Bast (Exchange Student from the Philipps Universität Marburg), Marburg, Germany;

2002.

Title: Field Gradients from DFT.

8) Mr. Christoph Jacob (Exchange Student from the University of Karlsruhe), financed by the Studienstiftung

des Deutschen Volkes; 2003.

Title: Simulation of Gold Cluster.

9) Mr. Philipp Moerschel (Exchange Student from the Philipps Universität Marburg), Marburg, Germany

Title: Simulation of Cesium Cluster.

10) Mr. Christian Olendrowitz (Exchange Student from the University of Berlin)

Title: Investigation of protein structures.

11) Mr. Daniel Benker (Exchange Student from the University of Muenchen)

Title: Simulation of Tin Cluster.

Postdoctoral Fellows:

1) Dr. Josef Ischtwan (from L.Radom’s group, Canberra), Postdoctoral FEODOR-LYNEN

Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany; 1991-1993.

Title: Permutation Invariant Hypersurfaces.

2) Dr. Thomas Fischer (from J.Almlöf’s group, Minnesota), Postdoctoral FEODOR-LYNEN

Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany; 1994-1996,

Research Fellow since 1997.

Title: Electronic Structure of Tetrapyrrole Compounds, Vibrational Anharmonicity Effects

in Polyatomic Molecules.

3) Dr. Hinne Hettema (from Nieuwpoort’s group, Groningen), AURC Postdoctoral Fellow; 1995-1996.

Title: Electric Properties of Cluster Compounds.

4) Dr. Klaus Hübler (from Becker’s group, Stuttgart), Postdoctoral FEODOR-LYNEN Fellow

of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany; 1995-1996.

(together with Warren Roper and James Wright)

Title: Organometallic Compounds of Osmium.

5) Dr. Markus Pernpointner (from Preuss’ group, Stuttgart), Marsden Postdoctoral Fellow for 1997/98

Title: Theoretical Treatment of Field Gradients and Nuclear Quadrupole Moments.

6) Dr. Ralf Wesendrup (from H.Schwarz group, Berlin), DFG Postdoctoral Fellow for 1997/98

Title: Heterogeneous Catalysis on Pt-Surfaces.

7) Dr. Jon Laerdahl (from K.Faegri’s group, Oslo) Marsden Postdoctoral Fellow 1998/99.

Title: Electroeak Interactions (Z-boson Exchange) and Biomolecular Homochirality.

8) Dr. Michael Möhlen (from K.Dehnicke’s group, Marburg), Postdoctoral FEODOR-LYNEN Fellow

of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany; 1999-2000.

(together with Warren Roper and James Wright)

Title: Organometallic Compounds of Osmium.

9) Dr. Tilo Söhnel (Dresden), Postdoctoral FEODOR-LYNEN Fellow of the Alexander von

Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany; 2000-2001.

Title: Solid state computational chemistry

10) Dr. Holger Hermann (Prof. Boche’s group, Marburg), Postdoctoral FEODOR-LYNEN Fellow

of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany; 2000-2002.

Title: Metal-Metal Interactions

11) Dr. Gloria E. Moyano (Bogota, Columbia), Marsden Fellow (2001-2002)

Title: Many body potentials for metal clusters, cluster dynamics and phase transitions

12) Dr. Tobias Bollwein (Bogota, Columbia), Postdoctoral FEODOR-LYNEN Fellow

of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany; 2001-2002.

(together with P. Brothers).

Title: Porphyrine Systems

13) Dr. Tony Hammerl (Munich, Germany), Postdoctoral FEODOR-LYNEN Fellow

of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany; 2002-2003

Title: Nitrogen Rich Explosives

14) Dr. Robert Krawczyk (TU Munich, Germany), Postdoctoral FEODOR-LYNEN Fellow

of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany; 2003-2005

Title: Gold Nano-Structures


Long Term Visitors to our research group (since 1991):

Prof. Roald Hoffman (Cornell), Prof. Pekka Pyykkö (Helsinki), Prof. N.Rösch (Munich), Dr. Lars Bengtsson-Kloo (Lund), Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Klinkhammer (Stuttgart), Prof. Dieter Schuch (Frankfurt), Prof. Helmut Schwarz (Berlin), Prof. Jan Evert Baerends (Amsterdam), Prof. Bob Compton (Tennessee), Profs. Istvan and Magdi Hargittai (Budapest), Prof. Mike Mingos (Imperial College), Prof. Ulrich Müller-Herold (ETH Zürich), Prof. Tom W. Klapötke (LMU Munich), Prof. R. Steudel (TU Berlin), Dr. Joern N. Greif (Marburg), Prof. W. Thiel (MPI Mülheim), Prof. Trond Saue (Mülheim), Prof. Uzi Landman (Georgia, USA), Prof. Burkhard Fricke (Kassel), Dr. Josef Anton (Kassel)

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