Department staff

Dr Felix Plasser MRSC, FHEA

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Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

Computational Photochemistry

  • 2008 BSc, Chemistry, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • 2009 MSc, Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2012 PhD, Theoretical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria
    Computational study of the photophysics of interacting DNA nucleobasis, supervised by Prof. Hans Lischka
  • 2013-2015 Postdoc, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Study of phosphorescent iridium complexes, hosted by Prof. Andreas Dreuw
  • 2015-2017 Postdoc, University of Vienna, Austria
    Nonadiabatic photodynamics, hosted by Prof. Leticia Gonzalez
  • 2018 -  Lecturer in Chemistry, Loughborough University, UK
    Computational photochemistry and quantum chemical method development

Felix's research covers a wide range of applications in computational photochemistry along with a strong focus on quantum chemical method development.

Computational Photochemistry

  • Photoexcited DNA
  • Molecular electronics
  • Transition metal complexes
  • Excited-state aromaticity


Quantum Chemical Method Development

  • Correlated electronic structure methods
  • Excited-state wavefunction analysis
  • Nonadiabatic dynamics simulations

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Research grants

  • Multielectron photoredox catalysts based on charge accumulation in conjugated macrocycles (EPSRC EP/V048686/1)


  • For an up-to-date list of Felix's publications, please see here

Departmental responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities

  • Module leader for CMB105 (Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Quanta)
  • CMB105: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Quanta - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • Computer exercises in Part A/B labs
  • CMC003: Physical Chemistry Advanced - Applied Quantum Chemistry
  • CMC026: Investigative Projects - Computational Chemistry Experiment
  • CMD001/CMP056: Research Projects
  • Liaison to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Member of the RSC
  • Member of the Austrian Chemical Society
  • Member of the EPSRC Associate College
  • Provider for Nuffield Research Placements