Portfolio Dr. Peter Sirsch
Juniordozent, Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, University Tübingen
Group Leader and Stipendiary Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Postdoctoral Fellow (DFG-Fellowship) with Prof. G. S. McGrady, Department of Chemistry, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Ph.D. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. W. Scherer), University Augsburg and Technical University Munich, Germany
Diploma (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Drs. h.c. mult. W. A. Herrmann), Technical University Munich, Germany
Our primary interest is the exploration of structure-property relationships in organometallic and inorganic compounds.
Central to our research is the analysis of the electron density distribution, which can be obtained either experimentally, by carrying out high-resolution X-ray diffraction studies, or theoretically, through DFT calculations. In combination withthe Atoms in Molecules concept, this approach provides direct insight into chemical bonding and helps to explain and predict many of the observed properties and reactivities of the systems studied.
Our work is highly collaborative by nature and focuses primarily on weak interactions and nonclassical bonding features in main group and transition metal complexes. We are also interested in compounds which receive attention as hydrogen storage materials.