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Group Members

Group November 2019

Group November 2019


Prof. Dr. Beate Paulus

Professor for Theoretical Chemistry

Quantum Chemistry

+49 30 838 52097

Prof. Dr. Beate Paulus


Julija Djordjevic


+49 30 838 52051


PD Dr. Dirk Andrae


electronic structure of atoms, molecules, solids; theoretical studies of complete classes of compounds; relativistic effects; theoretical electrochemistry

+49 30 838 50958


Guest Scientists

Dr. Thomas Grohmann

symmetry effects in molecular quantum theory, nuclear spin isomers, molecular rotors, philosophy of chemistry


Prof. Dr. Jörn Manz

quantum reaction dynamics, femtochemistry, attochemistry


Dr. Adam Michalchuk

theoretical structural analytics

+49 030 8104 5670

Prof. Dr. Elena Voloshina

2D systems



Dr. Frederik Bader


matrix isolation effects

+49 30 838 53745


Dr. Felix Witte


molecular electronics, excited states in supramolecular structures, DFT, TD-DFT, dispersion corrections, solvent effects

+49 30 838 53348


PhD Students

MSc Jennifer Anders

PhD Candidate

DFT studies of geological twins separation in hydrogen fluoride

+49 30 838 59015


MSc Lawrence Conrad

PhD Candidate

+49 30 838 53745

MSc Tim Küllmey

PhD Candidate

zincblende type semiconductors, pressure dependent phase transitions

+49 30 838 53348


MSc Tilen Lindic

PhD Candidate

electrochemical fluorination

+49 30 838 55333


MSc Jian Liang Low

PhD Candidate

computational investigation of N₄-sites in graphitic materials


MSc. Jingjing Shao

PhD Candidate

fluorinated metal organic frameworks (MOFs), graphene


MSc. Kangli Wang

PhD Candidate

binding of molecules to the S vaccancies in transition metal dichalogenides



Former Postdocs

name, until, current position (email)

Dr. Isaac Alcón Rovira, 2021, (ialcon (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Andreas Achazi, 2021, (ajachazi (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Gernot Füchsel, 2019, (gfuechsel (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Carsten Müller, 2016, now scientific coordinator of CRC 1349 (carsten.mueller (at) fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Jhon Fredy Perez-Torres, 2016, now professor at Industrial University of Santander, Colombia

PD Dr. Anatole Kenfack, 2015, now associate professor at AUST Abuja, Nigeria

Dr. Krista Steenbergen, 2015, now lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (krista.steenbergen (at) vuw.ac.nz)

Dr. Susan Torabi, 2014, now assistant professor in the Shiraz University of Medical sciences, Iran

Dr. Shulai Lei, 2017, now at Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics

Former PhD Students

name, date of defence, current position (email)

Dr. Christian Becker, 07.2021 (c.becker (at) fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Stefan Mattsson, 07.2020 (smattsson (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Tobias Serwatka, 05.2020 (serwatka (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Yasmeen Qawasmeh, 05.2020 (yasmeen (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Kai Töpfer, 02.2020 (kai.toepfer (at) fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Christian Stemmle, 10.2019 (chrst (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Davood Alizadeh Sanati, 10.2019, (davood (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Chunmei Liu, 07.2019, (chunmei (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Zeinab Kaawar, 05.2018, (kaawarzeinab (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Johannes Budau, 08.2018, (budau (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Andreas Achazi, 11.2017, after University of South Dakota, USA, now back as a post-doc (ajachazi (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Lukas Eugen Marsoner Steinkasserer, 06.2017, now consultant at Basycon Unternehmensberatung GmbH (marsoner (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Matthias Berg, 02.2017, now postdoc at HZB - Annika Bande's group

Dr. Marcel Quennet, 11.2016, now co-founder of Quantum on Demand (marque (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Edoardo Fertitta, 2016, now member of Happy Electron Ltd and Arrival Ltd (edoardofertitta (at) googlemail.com)

Dr. Elisavet Kanaki, 01.2016, now member of Microplastics Group of Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden (kanaki (at) ipfdd.de)

Dr. Lukas Hammerschmidt, 06.2015, (lukhamm (at) zedat.fu-berlin.de)

Dr. Axel Schild, 09.2013, now at ETH Zürich (axel.schild (at) phys.chem.ethz.ch)

Dr. Timm Bredtmann, 09.2013, now at Max-Born-Institut (timm.bredtmann (at) mbi-berlin.de)

Dr. Doreen Mollenhauer, 10.2011, now professor at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (Doreen.Mollenhauer (at) phys.chemie.uni-giessen.de)