CATSA2022 Conference

Prof Nokter Rösch

Prof Nokter Rösch

Prof Nokter Rösch

Bio

Prof. Rösch’s research focuses on the development and application of quantum chemistry methods to explain a wide range of chemical and physical questions. His work involves investigating complex systems, such as metal clusters, adsorbates on metal and oxide surfaces and in zeolite cavities, heterogeneous and homogeneous catalytic reaction systems and actinide complexation and sorption. In addition, his group developed the ParaGauss density functional program since 1994. This software uses relativistic density functional methods and embedding processes for systems on surfaces and in solution. After studying physics and mathematics, Prof. Rösch completed his doctorate in theoretical chemistry at Technische Universität München (TUM). A German Research Foundation (DFG) grant enabled him to work at MIT and Cornell University, USA.

 

He has been a professor at TUM’s chemistry department since 1980. He served as spokesperson for the DFG’s Collaborative Research Center 338 “Adsorption at Solid Surfaces”. As a visiting professor, he lectured at universities in the USA, China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as several European countries. Prof. Rösch acted as director of TUM’s Catalysis Research Center from its foundation in 2008 until 2012. From 2012 till 2018, he lead the newly founded Catalysis Modelling Group at the Institute of High Performance Computing of the Agency of Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore. Since 2019 he serves as visiting professor at the Institute of Materials Chemistry at the Technical University Vienna, Austria.