Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Vlasta Bonačić-Koutecký

Curriculum Vitae

Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Science and Technology(ICAST) at the University of Split

Mestrovićevo Šetalište 45,

21000 Split, Croatia

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Chemistry

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2010         Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Science and Technology (ICAST) at the University of Split

2006         Fellowship of Japan Society for the promotion of Science.

2004         Professeur invité CNRS, Lyon.

1999         Miller Professor in “The Miller Institute for basic research in Science”, University of California at Berkeley.

since 1994 Professor of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

1982-1994 Professor in Chemistry Department at the Freie Universität Berlin.

1979-1980 Researcher at Gesamthochschule Wuppertal.

1977         Habilitation in Theoretical Chemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin.

1973-1979 Assistant Professor in Chemistry Department at the Freie Universität

Berlin.

1971-1973 Postdoctoral research at the Belfer Graduate School of Science, Yeshiva University, New York, USA.

1968-1971 PhD work at Chemistry Department of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

1968         Master Degree in Theoretical Chemistry, University of Zagreb.

1967         Diploma in Physics at Natural Science Faculty, University of Zagreb.

 

Honors, awards and activities in the scientific community:

2010         Founder of the Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Science and Technology (ICAST) at the University of Split

2009         Honorary degree (Dr. h.c.) at the University Lyon 1, France

2005-2010 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of BESSY (Synchrotron source in Berlin);

2004-2009 Coordinator of Research Training Group GRK 1025 “Fundamentals and functionality of size and interface controlled materials: spin- and optoelectronics”;

2003-2011 Member of Medical Senate of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität for the Charité;

2001-2010 Member of the collaborative research center Sfb 450 “Analysis and Control of Ultrafast Photoinduced Reactions”; since 2008 Vice-Coordinator

since 2001 Member of “Center of Biophysics and Bioinformatics” of the Humboldt-University;

2001-2009 Coordinator of International Humboldt Graduate School on “Structure, Function and Application of New Materials”;

1998-2007 Member of Academic Senate of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin;

1996-1998 Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences I of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin;

Referee of grant agencies (national and international); Co-Editor of Chemical Physics Letters and Journal of Physical Chemistry; Chair and/or member of the program committees of numerous international conferences.

 

Major research areas:

- Theoretical photochemistry and photophysics

- Chemistry and physics of metal clusters and cluster-biomolecule hybrids

- Quantum chemical adiabatic and nonadiabatic molecular dynamics “on the fly” in the frame of TDDFT

- Semiclassical dynamics

- Theory and methods for simulation of time-resolved spectroscopies

- Optimal control and laser selective photochemistry

- Development of cluster-based catalytic, optical and biosensing materials

 

Cooperations:

Numerous cooperations with universities and research institutions in Germany and worldwide, in particular: Collaborative Research Center SFB 450 (FU Berlin), DFG Research Training groups 1025 (HU Berlin), International Humboldt Graduate School, DFG Research group 1153, DFG priority program 1391, DFG research unit FOR 1282, Tel Aviv University (Prof. J. Jortner, Humboldt awardee), University of Boulder (Prof. J. Michl, Humboldt awardee), Pennsylvania State University (Prof. A.W. Castleman Jr., Humboldt awardee), University of Milan (Prof. P. Fantucci, Humboldt awardee), University of Lyon (Prof. M. Broyer, Humboldt awardee), University of Lyon (Dr. Philippe Dugourd), University of Ulm (Dr. Thorsten Bernhardt).

 

Funding ID

 

DFG priority program SPP 1391 “Ultrafast Nanooptics”

Application and elongation: July 2009-July 2015.

Title of the project: “Optimal control of light propagation and energy transfer in silver-cluster nanostructures at graphene”

Total funding amount: 200 000 Euro.

 

DFG research unit FOR 1282 “Controlling the electronic structure of semiconductor nanoparticles by doping and hybrid formation”

Application and elongation: 2009-2015.

Title of the project: “Theoretical exploration of optical and electronic properties of metal cluster-carbon and silicon hybrids”

Total funding amount: 200 000 Euro.

 

DAAD PROCOPE French-German Exchange Programme

Application: 2010-2012

Title: Optical properties of metal cluster-protein hybrids

Total funding amount: 15 000 Euro

 

French-Croatian Projet de Laboratoire International Associé (LIA)

Application: 2010-2015

Title: Metal cluster sensors for biological aging

Total funding amount: 50 000 Euro

 

DAAD Croatian-German Exchange Programme

Application: 2013-2014

Title: Ruthenium catalysts for the purification of the feed gas for fuel cells; Ab initio and Monte Carlo simulations

Total funding amount: 8500 Euro


Total number of publications: 250

Total number of citations: 7761, h-factor: 48


Published Items in Each Year

Citations in Each Year

List of publications from 2008.

  1. R. Mitrić, U. Werner, M. Wohlgemuth, G. Seifert, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Nonadiabatic Dynamics within Time-Dependent Density Functional Tight Binding Method”, J. Phys. Chem. A 113, 12700 (2009). , Times cited: 19, IF=2.771
  2. R. Antoine, F. Bertorelle, M. Broyer, I. Compagnon, P. Dugourd, A. Kulesza, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Gas-phase synthesis and intense visible absorption of tryptophan-gold cations”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48, 7829 (2009). , Times cited: 7, IF=13.734
  3. L. Joly, R. Antoine, F. Albrieux, R. Ballivian, M. Broyer, F. Chirot, J. Lemoine, P. Dugourd, C. Greco, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, ”Optical and Structural Properties of Copper-Oxytocin Dications in the Gas Phase”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 11293 (2009). , Times cited: 10, IF=3.607
  4. G. E. Johnson, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, A. W. Castleman: ”Clusters as model systems for investigations of nanoscale oxidation catalysis”, Chem. Phys. Lett., 475, 1 (2009). , Times cited: 58, IF=2.145
  5. G. E. Johnson, R. Mitrić, M. Nößler, E. C. Tyo, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, A. W. Castleman: ”Influence of Charge State on Catalytic Oxidation Reactions at Metal Oxide Clusters Containing Radical Oxygen Centers”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 5460 (2009). , Times cited: 45, IF=10.677
  6. A. Kulesza, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Silver Clusters Induced Absorption Enhancement and Conformation Control of Peptides”, Eur. Phys. J. D, 52, 203 (2009). , Times cited: 3, IF=1.513
  7. A. Kulesza, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Silver Cluster Chromophores for Absorption Enhancement of Peptides”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 113, 3783 (2009). , Times cited: 5, IF=2.771
  8. R. Mitrić, J. Petersen, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Laser Field Induced Surface Hopping Method for the Simulation and Control of Ultrafast Photodynamics”, Phys. Rev. A, 79, 053416 (2009). , Times cited: 23, IF=3.042
  9. R. Mitrić, U. Werner, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Nonadiabatic Dynamics and Simulation of Time Resolved Photoelectron Spectra within time dependent density functional theory: Ultrafast Photoswitching in Benzylideneaniline”, J. Chem. Phys., 129, 164118 (2008). , Times cited: 25, IF=3.164
  10. T. Tabarin, A. Kulesza, R. Antoine, R. Mitrić, M. Broyer, P. Dugourd, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Absorption Enhancement and Conformational Control of Peptides by Small Silver Clusters”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 213001 (2008). , Times cited: 26, IF=7.943
  11. V. Bonačić–Koutecký, R. Mitrić, A. Kulesza, J. Petersen, T. Tabarin, I. Compagnon, R. Antoine, M. Broyer, P. Dugourd: ”Structural and optical properties of metallic cluster-biomolecule hybrid systems”, book chapter in Elsevier.
  12. V. Bonačić–Koutecký, R. Mitrić, L. Wöste: ”Tailored laser fields as a tool for analysis of dynamical processes in molecules and clusters”, book chapter in Elsevier.
  13. V. Bonačić–Koutecký, R. Mitrić, L. Wöste, J. Jortner: ”Probing the dynamics of the transition state and the role of internal vibrational energy redistribution in clusters”, book chapter in Elsevier.
  14. V. Bonačić–Koutecký, R. Mitrić, C. Bürgel, J. Petersen: ”Tailoring functionality of clusters and their complexes with biomolecules by size, structures and lasers”, book chapter in Elsevier.
  15. G. E. Johnson, R. Mitrić, E. C. Tyo, A. W. Castleman, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Stoichiometric Zirconium Oxide Cations as Potential Building Blocks for Cluster Assembled Catalysts”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 13912 (2008). , Times cited: 53, IF=10.677
  16. H.-J. Zhai, C. Bürgel, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, L.-S. Wang: ”Probing the Electronic Structure and Chemical Bonding of Gold Oxides and Sulfides in AuO and AuS (n=1,2)”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 9156 (2008). , Times cited: 34, IF=10.677
  17. M. Bruschi, L. De Gioia, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, P. Fantucci: ”A DFT Study of EPR Parameters in Cu(II) Complexes of the Octarepeat Region of the Prion Protein”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys,10, 4573 (2008). , Times cited: 15, IF=3.829
  18. V. Bonačić–Koutecký, R. Mitrić, C. Bürgel, N. Nößler: ”Ultrafast dynamics in noble metal clusters; The role of internal vibrational redistribution”, Chem. Phys., 350, 111 (2008). , Times cited: 0, IF=1.957
  19. U. Werner, R. Mitrić, T. Suzuki,V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Nonadiabatic dynamics within the time dependent density functional theory: Ultrafast photodynamics in pyrazine”, Chem. Phys., 349, 319 (2008). , Times cited: 51, IF=1.957
  20. C. Bürgel, N. M. Reilly, G. E. Johnson, R. Mitrić, M. L. Kimble, A. W. Castleman Jr., V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Influence of charge State on the Mechanism of CO Oxidation on Gold Clusters”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130(5), 1694 (2008). , Times cited: 52, IF=10.677
  21. M. Nößler, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić-Koutecký, G. E. Johnson, E. C. Tyo, A. W. Castleman Jr.: "Generation of Oxygen Radical Centers in Binary neutral Metal Oxide Clusters for Catalytic Oxidation Reactions", Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 49, 407 (2010).
  22. C. Bürgel R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Theoretical Study of Structural and Optical Properties of Small Silver and Gold Clusters at Defect Centers of MgO”, Physica Status Solidi (b) 247, 1099 (2010).
  23. U. Werner, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Simulation of Time Resolved Photoelectron Spectra with Stieltjes Imaging Illustrated on Ultrafast Internal Conversion in Pyrazine”, J. Chem. Phys., 132, 174301 (2010).
  24. L. Landt, C. Bostedt, D. Wolter, T. Möller, J. E. Dahl, R. M. K. Carlson, B. A. Tkachenko, A. A. Fokin, P. R. Schreiner, A. Kulesza, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Absorption Properties of Thiolated Diamondoids”, J. Chem. Phys. 132, 144305 (2010).
  25. D. M. Popolan, M. Nößler, R. Mitrić, T. M. Bernhardt, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Composition dependent adsorption of multiple CO molecules on binary solver-gold clusters AgnAum+ (n + m = 5): Theory and experiment”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 12, 7865 (2010).
  26. R. Mitrić, J. Petersen, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: "Multistate Nonadiabatic Dynamics "on the fly" in Complex Systems and its Control by Laser Fields", book chapter in "Conical Intersections: Theory, Computation and Experiment" by H Köppel, W. Domcke and Yarkony, World Scientific 2011.
  27. J. Petersen, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, J.-P. Wolf, J. Roslund, H. Rabitz: ”How shaped light discriminates nearly identical biochromophores”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 073003 (2010).
  28. M. Barbatti, J. Pittner, M. Pederzoli, U. Werner, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, H. Lischka: ”Non-adiabatic dynamics of pyrrole: Dependence of deactivation mechanisms on the excitation energy”, Chem. Phys. 375, 26 (2010).
  29. J. Megow, A. Kulesza, Z. Qu, T. Ronneberg, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, V. May: ”A harmonic approximation of intramolecular vibrations in a mixed quantum–classical methodology: Linear absorbance of a dissolved Pheophorbid-a molecule as an example”, Chem. Phys. 377, 10 (2010)
  30. T. Fuji, Y. Suzuki, T. Horio, T. Suzuki, R. Mitrić, U. Werner, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Ultrafast photodynamics of furan”, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 234303 (2010)
  31. A. Kulesza, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Unique optical properties of silver cluster-biochromophore hybrids: Comparison with copper and gold ”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 501, 211 (2011).
  32. A. Kulesza, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, B. Bellina, I. Compagnon, M. Broyer, R. Antoine, P. Dugourd: ”Doubly Charged Silver Clusters Stabilized by Tryptophan: Ag42+ as an Optical Marker for Monitoring Particle Growth”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 878 (2011).
  33. R. Mitrić, J. Petersen, M. Wohlgemuth, U. Werner, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, L. Wöste, J. Jortner: ”Time-resolved femtosecond photoelectron spectroscopy by field-induced surface hopping”, J. Phys. Chem. A 115, 3755 (2011).
  34. J. Megow, B. Röder, A. Kulesza, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, V. May: ”A Mixed Quantum-Classical Description of Excitation Energy Transfer in Supramolecular Complexes: Forster Theory and beyond”, Chem. Phys. Chem. 12, 645 (2011).
  35. D. M. Popolan, M. Nößler, R. Mitrić, T. M. Bernhardt, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Tuning Cluster Reactivity by Charge State and Composition: Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of CO Binding Energies to AgnAu+/− (n + m = 3)”, J. Phys. Chem. A 115, 951 (2011).
  36. E. C. Tyo, M. Nößler, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, A. W. Castleman Jr.: ”Reactivity of stoichiometric titanium oxide cations”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 4243 (2011).
  37. R. Mitrić, J. Petersen, U. Werner, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Theoretical Methods for Nonadiabatic Dynamics ”on the fly” in Complex Systems and its Control by Laser Fields”, chapter in ”Advances in the Theory of Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics”, Series Progress in Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 22, Springer 2011.
  38. R. Mitrić, J. Petersen, M. Wohlgemuth, U. Werner, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Field-Induced Surface Hopping Method for Probing Transition State Nonadiabatic Dynamics of Ag3 ”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 8690 (2011).
  39. R. Mitrić, J. Petersen, A. Kulesza, M. I. S. Röhr, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, C. Brunet, R. Antoine, P. Dugourd, M. Broyer, R. A. J. O’Hair: ”Gas-Phase Synthesis and Vibronic Action Spectroscopy of Ag2H+ ”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 548 (2011).
  40. C. Brunet, R. Antoine, M. Broyer, P. Dugourd, A. Kulesza, J. Petersen, M. I. S. Röhr, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, R. A. J. O’Hair: ”Structural and Photochemical Properties of Organosilver Reactive Intermediates MeAg2+and PhAg2+ , J. Phys. Chem. A 115, 9120 (2011).
  41. M. Wohlgemuth, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Time-dependent density functional theory excited state nonadiabatic dynamics combined with quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical approach: Photodynamics of indole in water”, J. Chem. Phys. 135, 054105 (2011).
  42. J. J. Melko, U. Werner, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, A. W. Castleman Jr.: ”Electronic Structure Similarities in PbxSby- and SnxBiy Clusters”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 115 , 10276 (2011).
  43. E. C. Tyo, M. Nößler, C. L. Harmon, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, A. W. Castleman, Jr.: ”Investigating Reactive Superoxide Units Bound to Zirconium Oxide Cations”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 21559 (2011)
  44. B. Bellina, I. Compagnon, F. Bertorelle, M. Broyer, R. Antoine, P. Dugourd, L. Gell, A. Kulesza, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Structural and Optical Properties of Isolated Noble Metal-Glutathione Complexes. Insight into the Chemistry of Liganded Nanoclusters”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 24549 (2011).
  45. E. C. Tyo, M. Nößler, S. Rabe, C. L. Harmon, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, A. W. Castleman, Jr.: ”Exploring Similarities in Reactivity of Superatom Species: A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Investigation”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys 14, 1846 (2012).
  46. V. Bonačić–Koutecký, A. Kulesza, L. Gell, R. Mitrić, R. Antoine, F. Bertorelle, R. Hamouda, D. Rayane, Mi. Broyer, T. Tabarin, P. Dugourd: ”Silver cluster-biomolecule hybrids: from basics towards sensors”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 9282 (2012).
  47. A. Kulesza, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Theoretical Study of Structural and Optical Properties of Noble metal Cluster-Dipeptide Hybrids at Defect Centers of MgO”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 9330 (2012).
  48. J. Petersen, M. Wohlgemuth, B. Sellner, H. Lischka, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, R. Mitrić: ”Laser pulse trains for controlling excited state dynamics of adenine in water”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 4687 (2012).
  49. M. I. S. Röhr, J. Petersen, C. Brunet, R. Antoine, M. Broyer, P. Dugourd, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, R. A. J. O’Hair, R. Mitrić: ”Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Diphenylargentate, [(C6H5)2Ag] ”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3, 1197 (2012).
  50. M. Bruschi, L. Bertini, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, L. De Gioia, R. Mitrić, G. Zampella, P. Fantucci: ”The Speciation of Copper-Peptide Complexes in Water Solution Using DFTB and DFT Approaches. The Case of the [Cu(HGGG)(Py)] Complex”, J. Phys. Chem. B 116, 6250(2012).
  51. M. Nößler, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Binary Neutral Metal Oxide Clusters with Oxygen Radical Centers for Catalytic Oxidation Reactions: From Cluster Models Towards Surfaces”, J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 11570(2012).
  52. V. Bonačić–Koutecký, T. Bernhardt: ”Structure and reactivity of small particles: from clusters to aerosols”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 9252 (2012).
  53. B. Bellina, I. Compagnon, L. MacAleese, F. Chirot, J. Lemoine, P. Maitre, M. Broyer, R. Antoine, A. Kulesza, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, P Dugourd: ”Binding motifs of silver in prion octarepeat model peptides: a joint ion mobility, IR and UV spectroscopies, and theoretical approach”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 11433(2012).
  54. J. P. Götze, C. Greco, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, P. Saalfrank: ”BLUF Hydrogen network dynamics and UV/Vis spectra: A combined molecular dynamics and quantum chemical study”, J. Comput. Chem. 33, 2233 (2012).
  55. I. Fleischer, D. M. Popolan, M. Krstić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, T. M. Bernhardt: ”Composition dependent selectivity in the coadsorption of H2O and CO on pure and binary silver-gold clusters”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 565, 74 (2013).
  56. Ž. Sanader, C. Brunet, M. Broyer, R. Antoine, P. Dugourd, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Cation induced electrochromism in 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH): Tuning optical properties of aromatic rings”, Chem. Phys. Lett., 570, 22 (2013).
  57. M. I. S. Röhr, J. Petersen, M. Wohlgemuth, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: ”Nonlinear Absorption Dynamics Using Field-Induced Surface Hopping: Zinc Porphyrin in Water”, ChemPhysChem, 14, 1377 (2013).
  58. B. Bellina, R. Antoine, M. Broyer, L. Gell, Ž. Sanader, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký, P. Dugourd: ”Formation and Characterization of Thioglycolic Acid-Silver Cluster Complexes”, Dalton Trans., 42, 8328 (2013).
  59. F. Bertorelle, R. Hamouda, D. Rayane, M. Broyer, R. Antoine, Ph. Dugourd, L. Gell, A. Kulesza, R. Mitrić,Bonačić–Koutecký: "Synthesis, characterization and optical properties of low nuclearity liganded silver clusters: Ag31(SG)19 and AG15(SG)11", Nanoscale 5, 5637 (2013).
  60. L. Gell, A. Kulesza, J. Petersen, M. I. S. Röhr, R. Mitrić, V. Bonačić–Koutecký: "Tuning Structural and Optical Properties of Thiolate-Protected Silver Clusters by Formation of Silver Core with Confined Electrons", J. Phys. Chem. C, In press, DOI:10.1021/jp402931w (2013).
  61. Z. Sanader, R. Mitric, V. Bonacic-Koutecký, B. Bellina, R. Antoine, P. Dugourd: "The nature of electronic excitations at the metal-bioorganic interface illustrated on histidine-silver hybrids", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 1257-1261

 

Selected book chapters:

V. Bonačić-Koutecký , R. Mitrić, T. Bernhardt, L. Wöste, J. Jortner: ''Analysis and Control of Ultrafast Dynamics in Clusters: Theory and Experiment'', Adv. Chem. Phys., 132, 179 (2006).

Lindinger, V. Bonačić-Koutecký , R. Mitrić, D. Tannor, C. P. Koch, V. Engel, T. M. Bernhardt, J. Jortner, A. Mirabal, L. Wöste: ''Analysis and control of small isolated molecular systems'', in Analysis and Control of Ultrafast Photoinduced Reactions, Eds. O. Kühn and L. Wöste, Springer Series in Chemical Physics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

V. Bonačić-Koutecký , B. Brauer, F. Burmeister, W. Eberhardt, R. B. Gerber, L. Gonzalez, G. von Helden, A. Kammrath, S. K. Kim, J. Manz, G. Meijer, R. Mitrić, M. Neeb, D. M. Neumark, T. Schultz, J. Stanzel: "Complex systems in the gas phase" in Analysis and Control of Ultrafast Photoinduced Reactions, Eds. O. Kühn and L. Wöste, Springer Series in Chemical Physics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

V. Bonačić-Koutecký , R. Mitrić, J. Pittner: "'Analysis and Control of Ultrafast Dynamics in Clusters'', in Femtochemistry VII, Ed. by A. W. Castleman, Jr., Elsevier 2006.

R. Mitrić, J. Petersen, V. Bonačić-Koutecký : „Multistate nonadiabatic dynamics “on the fly” in complex systems and its control by laser fields”, in Conical intersections: computation, theory and experiment, Advanced Series in Physical Chemistry Vol. 17, Ed. by H. Köppel, W. Domcke and D. Yarkony, World Scientific 2011.

R. Mitrić, J. Petersen, U. Werner, V. Bonačić-Koutecký : „Theoretical methods for nonadiabatic dynamics “on the fly” in complex systems and its control by laser fields”, in Advances in the Theory of Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics, Series: Progress in Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 22, Ed. by P. E. Hoggan, E. J. Brändas, J. Maruani, P. Piecuch, G. Delgado-Barrio (Hrsg.), Springer 2011

 

Selected invited presentations out of more than 50 invited talks since 2005:

  • Gordon Conference: “Quantum Control of Light and Matter”2005 (USA), invited talk.
  • Gordon Conference: “Clusters, Nanoparticles, Nanostructures” 2005 (USA), invited talk.
  • “Femtochemistry and Femtobiology VII”, Washington DC (2005), invited talk.
  • European Gordon Conference “Size Selected Clusters” Brand (Austria), (2005), invited talk.
  • “Reactions in Solution and Biological Systems: Potential Surfaces and Dynamics”, Kyoto (2006), invited talk.
  • “Genesis research institute in cluster science: Breakthrough advances in cluster science”, Nagoya (Japan), (2006, 2012) (invited talks).
  • “Theory of Atomic and Molecular Clusters V”, Richmond (USA), (2007), invited talk.
  • “Femtochemistry and Femtobiology VIII”, Oxford (UK), (2007), invited talk.
  • “International symposium on small particles and inorganic clusters ISSPIC XIV”, Valladolid (Spain), (2008), invited talk.
  • The 50th Sanibel Symposium: “Theory and Computations in Molecular and Materials Sciences, Biology, and Pharmacology”, USA, 2010, plenary talk
  • Gordon Conference: Clusters, Nanocrystals and Nanostructures, USA, 2011, Invited talk
  • "14th ICQC International Congress of Quantum Chemistry", Boulder, Colorado (USA), 2012, invited talk.
  • "4th EuChemMS Chemistry Congress", Prague (Czech Republic), 2012, plenary talk.
  • "S3C Symposium on Size Selected Clusters", Davos (Switzerland), 2013, invited talk.

 

Organization of international conferences:

  • “Theory of Atomic and Molecular Clusters III”, Berlin (Germany), (1999)
  • “International Workshop on Spin and Optoelectronics” Science campus Berlin (Adlershof), 2007.
  • “Spring meeting of the American Physical Society”, Session on quantum control, New Orleans (USA), 2008.
  • NATO Advanced Workshop: MENNE (Multidisciplinary Endeavour in Nanobiology, Nanosciences and Environment), Split, Croatia, April 2012.
  • Member of the international advisory board of the International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters (ISSPIC) and the Theory of Atomic and Molecular Clusters (TAMC) meeting.


Major contributions to early carriers of excellent researchers

A special emphasis on the promotion of young talented researchers has resulted in a number of successful scientific carriers: Prof. Maurizio Persico, Pisa, Italy, is now an internationally recognized expert in the field of theoretical photochemistry and dynamics, Dr. Klaus Schöffel has a leading position in industrial catalysis research field and is managing director of Norske Skogs biofuel subsidiary Xynergo AS. Dr. Jiri Pittner holds a leading research position at the renowned Heyrovský institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Prof. Dr. Michael Hartmann holds a chair at the private OTA Hochschule, Berlin. Prof. Dr. Roland Mitric after leading a research group at the Free University Berlin in the frame of the prestigious Emmy Noether programme of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft recently became Professor at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.

 

PRESENT RESEARCH DIRECTIONS:

•    Development of new generation of nanostructured biosensing materials
•    Metal clusters for optical detection of biological aging
•    Development of new materials for solar cells
•    Design of new catalythic materials for fuel cell feed gas purification