• 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 - (Senior) Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Loughborough University, UK
    Computational photochemistry and quantum chemical method development 

Research areas

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

Research Themes

  • Functional molecules and organic electronics
  • Photophysics and spectroscopy
  • Organic synthesis

Quantum Chemical Method Development

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

Departmental responsibilities

  • Programme Leader: Chemistry with Computing (BSc and MChem)
  • Open Day coordinator

Teaching responsibilities

  • Module leader for CMA101 (Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry)
  • Module leader for CMB105 (Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Quanta)
  • Computer exercises in Part A/B labs
  • CMC003: Physical Chemistry Advanced - Applied Quantum Chemistry
  • CMC026: Investigative Projects - Computational Chemistry Experiment
  • CMD001/CMP056: Research Projects
  • Member of the RSC
  • Member of the Austrian Chemical Society
  • Member of the EPSRC Associate College
  • Provider for Nuffield Research Placements
  • Editor-in-Chief for Chemistry (MDPI)