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Dr

Lars Goerigk

Snrlecturer In Computational&Theoretical Chemistry
Chemistry
thermochemistry
QM method evaluation
computational chemistry
benchmarking
science & technology
physical sciences
chemistry
chemistry, physical
physics
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Dr

Lars Goerigk

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
- Applications in computational organic and inorganic chemistry
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Dr

Lars Goerigk

 

Lars Goerigk is a senior lecturer at the School of Chemistry at The University of Melbourne. In 2011, he obtained his PhD in the group of Prof. Stefan Grimme at the University of Muenster, Germany.

He then relocated to The University of Sydney on a postdoctoral scholarship funded by the Germany Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”, where he worked in the group of Prof. Jeffrey R. Reimers and also established a successful collaboration with Prof. Leo Radom. In 2014, Lars joined the School of Chemistry at The University of Melbourne as an ARC DECRA Fellow, where he transitioned to a continuing role in June 2016.

Lars’ area of expertise is Theoretical and Computational Quantum Chemistry with special emphasis on density functional theory (DFT) method development, the treatment of electronic excited states, and applications to bio-, inorganic- and organic-chemical problems. He has made decisive contributions towards the development of one of the most accurate density functionals currently available (PWPB95), and his work also contributed towards a better understanding of the role of London-dispersion (van-der-Waals forces) in chemical reactions and molecular structures. One of his research passions is to close the gap between method developers and method users by promoting a better understanding of DFT methods, of what they can and — more importantly — of what they cannot achieve.

Lars' work has been acknowledged with several awards, including the 2017 RACI Physical Chemistry Division Lectureship, the 2018 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (Early Career), and a 2019 Le Fevre Medal by the Australian Academy of Science.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 56 most recent scholarly works by Lars Goerigk.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Australian Academy of Science

2018

Faculty of Science, The University of Melbourne

2017

2017 RACI Physical Chemistry Division Lectureship

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

2014

2014 Selby Researcher Award

Selby Scientific Foundation

2012

Prize for the best Academic-staff poster, RACI PhysChem Student Conference 2012

RACI PhysChem Division

2012

Prize for the best Phd thesis 2011

University of Muenster, Germany

2012

Postdoctoral research scholarship

German National Academy of Sciences "Leopoldina"

2011

IBM Zerner Award

University of Florida, USA

2008

PhD scholarship

German Funds of the Chemical Industry ("Fonds der chemischen Industrie")

2008

PhD scholarship

Graduate School of Chemistry Northrhine-Westphalia

10

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Snrlecturer In Computational&Theoretical Chemistry

Chemistry

Member Of The Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

German Society Of Theoretical Chemists (Part Of The German Bunsen Society)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Theoretische Chemie

Member Of The German Bunsen Society For Physical Chemistry

German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry

Education


Doctor of Natural Sciences with summa cum laude

University of Münster

"Diplomchemiker" with distinction (German equivalent to Master of Science)

University of Münster