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Wolfgang Hieringer

PD Dr. Wolfgang Hieringer

Dr. Wolfgang Hieringer (Foto: Gerd Grimm, FAU)

  • Organization: Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Working group: Theoretical Chemistry
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28646
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-27736
  • Email: wolfgang.hieringer@fau.de
  • Address:
    Egerlandstr. 3
    91058 Erlangen
    Room TH 1.803

 

Research Focus

In our research we use density-functional methods to theoretically study complex problems in materials science, catalysis, and chemical bonding theory, with a special focus on systems containing transition metals. Recent examples deal with the electronic structure, spectroscopy, and scanning tunnelling microscopy simulations of metalloporphyrin adsorption on surfaces, the theoretical study of the photophysical properties of charge-transfer diads for solar-energy conversion, and investigations concerning the transport of electronic charge through single molecules embedded between gold contacts. Very recently, we have developed new density-functional methods to both
accurately and efficiently describe excitations of core-electrons in large adsorbate systems.