Chemistry

Postal address
Pleinlaan 2
1050
Brussels
Belgium
Contact
Phone: +32-2-6293485

Expertise

  • Modelling the structure, properties, reactivity and reaction mechanisms of organic and organometallic compounds of biological and technological interest via the application of quantum chemistry methods.

  • Development, implementation and application of aromaticity indices for quantifying Hückel and Möbius aromaticity.

  • Design of molecular switches based on topology and/or aromaticity changes in expanded porphyrins for nanoelectronic applications.

  • Understanding the nature and origin of noncovalent interactions involving aromatic and aliphatic groups and their application in organic chemistry, materials science, and molecular biology.

  • Structure, chemical bonding and reactivity of main-group metal complexes.

  • Application of neural networks in Chemistry for establishing structure-activity relationships.

Research output

  1. Alkene Transfer Hydrogenation with Alkaline-Earth Metal Catalysts

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  2. Towards the Design of Optically Active Thiophene S‐Oxides using Quantum Chemistry

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Activities

  1. Understanding Noncovalent Interactions with the NCI method

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference

  2. The role of aromaticity and the π-conjugation topology in expanded porphyrins as singlemolecule switches

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference

  3. Conceptual Quantum Chemistry: Present Aspects and Challenges for the Future

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in or organizing a school event

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Prizes

  1. FWO postdoctoral fellowship

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  2. Marie Curie individual intra-european fellowship

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  3. FPU predoctoral fellows

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