Prof. F.M. Bickelhaupt (Matthias)

Professor - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Prof. F.M. Bickelhaupt (Matthias)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 135
Internal postal code: 41

Postal address

Postbus 9010

I develop chemical theories and methods for rationally designing molecules, nano-structures and materials as well as chemical processes toward these compounds, based on quantum mechanics and computer simulations. An essential part of these efforts is the application of our theories and models in cooperation with experimental groups.

My scientific activities comprize four main directions of research that are intimately connected and reinforce each other: 1) Structure and Chemical Bonding in Kohn-Sham Density Functional Theory (DFT), 2) Molecular Recognition and Theoretical Biochemistry, 3) Elementary Chemical Reactions [see: Activation Strain model; Pyfrag], and 4) Fragment-oriented Design of Catalysts.