Computer simulations provide insights into molecular systems that would not be possible from experiment alone. We develop quantum-chemical methods for the description of complex chemical systems – ranging from biomolecules to materials. We apply these methods to study spectroscopic properties and to design functional chemical systems – for energy conversion, for catalysis, and for drug discovery.
Bachelor and Master theses on topics of our research projects in theoretical chemistry are possible at any time. Student research projects as part of the PC-F advanced lab course (B.Sc. Chemistry) as well as research labs (M.Sc. Chemistry and M.Sc. Chemical Biology) can also be done in theoretical chemistry.
Successfull innovative teaching-learning projects can be transferred to other departments at the TU Braunschweig within the "Transferprogramm". We have transferred our teaching-learning concept "Chemie3D", which dealt with the visualization of complex three-dimensional contents, to neurobiology.