Our research deals with the development of theoretical methods for chemistry and materials science. In particular, approaches derived from quantum mechanics have been in the focus of our work. We use various methods including wavefunction- and density functional theory-based approaches as well as ab initio molecular dynamics, Quantum Monte Carlo, and quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics. Applications encompass a broad range of systems ranging from (bio-)molecules and functional coordination compounds to condensed phase systems and solar light-driven processes.
Sandra Luber has been honored with a number of awards. Very recently, she has, for instance, received the Clara Immerwahr Award (first theoretician awarded) and she has been the first female scientist to obtain the Hans G. A. Hellmann Award and the Robin Hochstrasser Young Investigator Award.
The following topics have been in the center of our research:
Investigation of Chiral Systems
Vibrational Spectroscopy for Condensed Phase Systems and Interfaces
Analysis of Functional Compounds
Catalysis and Design
Master thesis, PhD or Postdoc positions
Students interested in pursuing a Master's thesis are encouraged to contact Sandra Luber to discuss possible projects. Applications for a doctoral or postdoctoral position are highly welcome from exceptional students. For further details, please email Sandra Luber.