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.
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Toward a Quantum-Chemical Benchmark Set for Enzymatically Catalyzed Reactions: Important S..
Clam-like cyclotricatechylene-based capsules: identifying the roles of protonation state a..
New Efficient Double-Hybrid Density Functionals For The Treatment Of Eletronic Excited Sta..
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Clam-like cyclotricatechylene-based capsules: identifying the roles of protonation state and guests as well as the drivers for stability and (anti-)cooperativity.
Nisha Mehta, Brendan F Abrahams, Lars Goerigk
Journal article | 2020 | Chemistry – An Asian Journal
Cyclotricatechylene (ctcH 6 ) is a bowl-shaped macrocyclic compound that can be used as a building block for self-assembled capsul..
Photophysical insights and guidelines for blue "turn-on" fluorescent probes for the direct detection of nitric oxide (NO center dot) in biological systems
Mina Barzegar Amiri Olia, Amber N Hancock, Carl H Schiesser, Lars Goerigk, Uta Wille
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry
A look at the density functional theory zoo with the advanced GMTKN55 database for general main group thermochemistry, kinetics and noncovalent interactions
Lars Goerigk, Andreas Hansen, Christoph Bauer, Stephan Ehrlich, Asim Najibi, Stefan Grimme
Journal article | 2017 | Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
From Chaos to Order: Chain-Length Dependence of the Free Energy of Formation of Meso-tetraalkylporphyrin Self-Assembled Monolayer Polymorphs
Jeffrey R Reimers, Dwi Panduwinata, Johan Visser, Yiing Chin, Chunguang Tang, Lars Goerigk, Michael J Ford, Maxine Baker, Tze Jing Sum, Michiel JJ Coenen, Bas LM Hendriksen, Johannes AAW Elemans, Noel S Hush, Maxwell J Crossley
Journal article | 2016 | The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Problems, successes and challenges for the application of dispersion-corrected density-functional theory combined with dispersion-based implicit solvent models to large-scale hydrophobic self-assembly and polymorphism
JR Reimers, MJ Ford, L GOERIGK
Journal article | 2015 | Molecular Simulation
The recent advent of dispersion-corrected density-functional theory (DFT) methods allows for quantitative modelling of molecular s..
A priori calculations of the free energy of formation from solution of polymorphic self-assembled monolayers
Jeffrey R Reimers, Dwi Panduwinata, Johan Visser, Yiing Chin, Chunguang Tang, Lars Goerigk, Michael J Ford, Maxine Sintic, Tze-Jing Sum, Michiel JJ Coenen, Bas LM Hendriksen, Johannes AAW Elemans, Noel S Hush, Maxwell J Crossley
Journal article | 2015 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
2017 RACI Physical Chemistry Division Lectureship
2014 Selby Researcher Award
Prize for the best Academic-staff poster, RACI PhysChem Student Conference 2012
Prize for the best Phd thesis 2011
Postdoctoral research scholarship
IBM Zerner Award
Snrlecturer In Computational&Theoretical 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
Doctor of Natural Sciences with summa cum laude
University of Münster
"Diplomchemiker" with distinction (German equivalent to Master of Science)
University of Münster