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PD Dr. Michael Harding

  • 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

Turbomole GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany (07/2019 - 01/2021)
Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC) at the KIT (10/2018- 04/2019)
Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) at the KIT (09/2011- 10/2018)
University of Texas at Austin, USA  (12/2008 - 08/2011)
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany (03/2003 -11/2008)


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: www.cfour.de. 


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)


Full publication lists can be found at:




https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Pm1P2rcAAAAJ .