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Dr. Lucas Lang new Liebig junior research group leader

Dr. Lucas Lang will establish his junior research group in the field of computational and quantum chemistry at the Institute of Chemistry at TU Berlin as a Liebig fellow of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie starting September 1, 2023. Dr. Lang and his group will develop new quantum chemical methods to describe NMR spectroscopy of paramagnetic molecules, e.g. transition metal and lanthanide complexes as well as metalloenzymes. In close collaboration with experimental colleagues, these methods will be used to develop a better understanding of the properties of paramagnetic molecules. Other focus areas are the development of quantum chemical multireference methods for complex electronic states and the use of machine learning methods.

Dr. Lucas Lang studied chemistry at the University of Ulm and the Technical University of Munich. In 2020, he received his PhD from the University of Bonn with a thesis on the development of new multireference quantum chemistry methods and their application in the spectroscopy of transition metal complexes under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Frank Neese at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung. After a short postdoctoral stay in Prof. Dr. Neese's group and subsequent parental leave, he moved to the Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences at the University of Oslo (Norway) with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. There he worked together with Prof. Dr. Thomas Bondo Pedersen and Prof. Dr. David Balcells on the application of machine learning methods in the chemistry of transition metal complexes.

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