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Domcke, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr.

Wolfgang Domcke

Technical University Munich

Fakultät für Chemie, Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Chemie
Lichtenbergstraße 4

85747 Garching, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)89 289-13616
Fax: +49 (0)89 289-13622

MAP research areas:

B.1 Electronic structure and dynamics

B.2 Molecular processes

B.2.2 Two-dimensional coherent electronic spectroscopy in the UV


1981 Visiting Scientist, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena,CA,USA

1980 Privatdozent, Department of Chemistry, University of Heidelberg

1979 Habilitation, Department of Physics, University of Freiburg

1976 - 1979 Research Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Freiburg

1973 - 1975 Ph.D. in theoretical physics, Technische Universität München

1967 - 1973 Study of physics, Technische Universität München

Academic Career:

1999 - 2013 Professor, Chair of Theoretical Chemistry, Technische Universität München, Germany

1996 - 1999 Professor, Chair of Theoretical Chemistry, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

1986 - 1995 Associate Professor (C3) of Theoretical Chemistry, Technische Universität München, Germany

1982 - 1985 Associate Professor (C2) of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Research expertise and fields:

Excited-state electronic-structure theory of polyatomic molecules

Dynamics of elementary photochemical processes

Photochemistry of hydrogen bonds in biomolecules (DNA and proteins)

Theory of femtosecond nonlinear spectroscopy

New methods for the calculation of time and frequency resolved spectra of complex systems

Laser control of photochemical dynamics

Vibronic-coupling effects in molecular spectroscopy

Theory of electron transfer

Theory of electron-molecule collisions


Honorary PhD, Charles University, Prague (2012)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2009)

The Copernicus Award with A. L. Sobolewski (2008)

The Löwdin Lectures, University of Uppsala (2007)

Member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (2003)

Commemorative Medal of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague (2003)

Selected publications:

D. Tuna et al., Mechanisms of ultrafast excited-state deactivation in adenosine, J. Phys. Chem. A 118, 122 (2014)

D. Tuna et al., Electronically excited states and photochemical reaction mechanisms of beta-glucose, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 38 (2014)

M. F. Gelin et al., Simulation of femtosecond “double-slit” experiments for a chromophore in a dissipative environment, J. Chem. Phys, 139, 214302 (2013)

M. F. Gelin et al., Domain of validity of the perturbative approach to femtosecondoptical spectroscopy, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 224107 (2013)

X. Liu et al., Computational investigation of the photoinduced homolytic dissociation of water in the pyridine-water complex, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 5957 (2013)

M. F. Gelin et al., Strong-pump strong-probe spectroscopy: effects of higher excited states, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 8119 (2013)

J. Krcmar et al., Calculation of third-order optical signals via driven Schrödinger equations: general results and application to 3D photon-echo spectroscopy, Chem. Phys. 422, 53 (2013)

A. L. Sobolewski and W. Domcke, Photoinduced water splitting with oxotitanium porphyrin: a computational study, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 12807 (2012)

M.F. Gelin et al., Optical N-wave-mixing spectroscopy with strong and temporally well-separated pulses: The doorway-window representation, J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 5648 (2011)

S. Yamazaki et al., Molecular mechanisms of the photostability of indigo, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 1618 (2011)