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Gotthard Seifert

  • Date of birth: April 15, 1953
  • Place of birth: Grünhain (Sachsen)

Curriculum vitae

  • 1971-75
    University education, Department of Chemistry, TU Dresden
  • 1975
    First degree (Diplom), thesis title:
    "Quantum chemical model calculations and NMR results at some phosphoryl compounds"
  • 1975-79
    Research assistent,Department of Chemistry, TU Dresden
  • 1979
    Promotion (Dr.rer.nat), thesis title:
    "Quantum mechanical calculations of clusters, using scattering theory and local Xalpha exchange potentials"
  • 1979-1992
    Research assistent, Department of Physics (Inst. of Theoret. Physics), TU Dresden
  • 1985
    Facultas docendi (qualification as university lecturer in Theoretical Physics)
  • 1988
    Habilitation (Dr.rer.nat.habil.), thesis title:
    "Calculations of molecules and clusters within the density-functional-theory"
  • 1989/1990
    Visiting scientist (International School for Advanced Studies - SISSA, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Triest))
  • 1990
    Visiting professor (IRRMA EPF Lausanne)
  • 1991
    Visiting scientist (Forschungszentrum Juelich)
  • 1992
    Lecturer (Institut f. Theoretische Physik, TU Dresden)
  • 1995
    Professor (Institut f. Theoretische Physik, TU Dresden)
  • 1998
    Universitaet Paderborn, Fachbereich Physik, Theoretische Physik
  • 2001-2012
    Professor (Institut f. Physikalische Chemie, TU Dresden)
  • 2012-2018
    Professor (Theoretische Chemie, TU Dresden)

Research interests

Fields of research interests are in the areas of Quantum Chemistry, Cluster Physics & Chemistry and Computational Materials Research.
  • Density-Functional-Theory based methods for calculations of geometric structure, electronic structure and dynamics of molecules, clusters and condensed systems.
  • Quantum Molecular Dynamics (QMD) for studies of dynamical processes.
  • Current Density Functional Theory (CDFT) for calculations of NMR parameters, as chemical shifts.
  • New clusters as building blocks of cluster assembled matter.
  • Nanostructures materials, as for example nanotubes.
  • Biomolecules concerning possibilities of abiological modification of biological materials.
  • Searches for new materials with exceptional properties, as for example superhard materials.


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Prof. Dr. Gotthard Seifert
Theoretische Chemie
Technische Universitaet Dresden
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TU Dresden
Fachrichtung Chemie und Lebensmittelchemie
Professur für Theoretische Chemie
01062 Dresden

TU Dresden
Fachrichtung Chemie und Lebensmittelchemie
Professur für Theoretische Chemie
Bergstraße 66c
01062 Dresden