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Dr. Michael Harding

Research Unit: Theoretical Chemistry of Nanoscale Systems
Room: 0-318
Phone: 0721/608-26974
michael hardingDny9∂kit edu

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Nanotechnology
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Short CV

Scientific degrees

Diploma in Chemistry Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (2003)
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (2008)

Previous Positions

Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) at the KIT (2011-)
Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, USA  (2008 - 2011)


Together with the groups of J.F. Stanton (Austin, TX, USA), J. Gauss (Mainz, Germany) and P.G. Szalay (Budapest, Hungary), I contribute to the development of the CFOUR quantum chemistry package, which is freely distributed to all interested parties.  For more infomation about CFOUR, see: 


Selected Publications

  • J.-F. Greisch, M. E. Harding, B. Schäfer, M. Ruben, W. Klopper, M. M. Kappes, and D. Schooss
    Characterization of nonanuclear europium and gadolinium complexes by gas phase luminescence spectroscopy
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 5, 1727 (2014)
  • M. E. Harding, J. Vázquez, J. Gauss, J. F. Stanton, and M. Kállay
    Towards Highly Accurate ab initio Thermochemistry of Larger Systems: Benzene
    J. Chem. Phys., 135, 044513 (2011)
  • M. E. Harding, J. Vázquez, B. Ruscic, A. K. Wilson, J. Gauss, and J. F. Stanton
    HEAT: High Accuracy Extrapolated Ab initio Thermochemistry. III. Additional Improvements and Overview
    J. Chem. Phys., 128, 114111/1-15 (2008)


A full publication list can be found at:

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