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Post-doc Position in Computational Chemistry: CO2 activation

Post-doc Position in Computational Chemistry: CO2 activation

Are you our new colleague?

We are pleased to announce the opening of a 2-year postdoc position within the CHOCO group on the topic of “New Reactions for CO2 Activation”. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible, so prepare to pack your bags and start your arctic adventure in the beautiful city of Tromsø!

Field of Research:
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow  will use quantum chemical methods (standard density functional theory and ab initio molecular dynamics) to model molecules and reactions and to propose promising new molecules for activation of CO2, especially towards enantioselective carbon-carbon bond formation. The work will be performed in close collaboration with experimental organic chemists.

The candidate can expect to be involved in the supervision of Master and PhD students in the group in an amount equivalent to maximum 10 % of a full-time employment.

For more details and application see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/204851/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-computational-chemistry-new-reactions-for-activation-of-co2

NordCO2 Monthly seminar series: May 2021

NordCO2 Monthly seminar series: May 2021

This month’s occurrence of the NordCO2 Monthly Seminars series is organised by the University of Oslo and hosted by the NordCO2 leader Assoc. Prof. Ainara Nova. The event includes a lecture by Dr. Aleix Comas-Vives from the University of Barcelona, titled “Theory-Aided Comprehension of CO2 Conversion on Heterogeneous Catalysts”, as well as a talk by NordCO2 PhD student Ebrahim Tayyebi from the Univesity of Iceland.

For more details as well as registration, see the Activities page on the NordCO2 website.

Post-doc Position in Organic Chemistry: CO2 conversion

Post-doc Position in Organic Chemistry: CO2 conversion

Are you our new colleague?

We are pleased to announce the opening of a 2-year postdoc position within the CHOCO group on the topic of “New Methods for Selective CO2 Conversion”. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible, so prepare to pack your bags and start your arctic adventure in the beautiful city of Tromsø!

Field of Research:
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will employ experimental organic chemistry methods to investigate organic and organometallic molecules that can bind and activate CO2. The project goal will be to design enantioselective carboxylation reactions and to obtain an in-depth mechanistic understanding of these. The work will be performed in collaboration with computational chemists in the team.

For more details and application see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/204449/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-organic-chemistry-new-methods-for-selective-co2-conversion

Postdoc position in Organic Chemistry

Postdoc Position in Organic Chemistry

We are proud to announce that CHOCO researcher Ashot Gevorgyan is starting his own research group at UiT!! We will keep collaborating, but Ashot will also start his own research program on sustainable chemistry.  And he is hiring!

Currently, Ashot is looking for a postdoc in Organic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis. The position is for 2 years, with the possibility of a 1-year extension.

Field of Research:
“The work will focus on the design of new renewable ligands and catalysts. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for preparation of new phosphine and carbene ligands as well as for transition metal complexes based on these ligands. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will evaluate the activity of prepared ligands and complexes on several transition metal-catalyzed transformations of industrial importance.”

For more details and application see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/202610/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-organic-chemistry-and-homogeneous-catalysis

#WomenInScience

#WomenInScience

Today we celebrate our female scientists with the United Nation’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science 😀

Thanks to our leaders Kathrin and Annette as well as our Postdoc Ljiljana for their present and future contributions to CO2 chemistry!

Kathrin on Citation Impact List

Kathrin on Citation Impact List

A group from Stanford has released a measurement of “citation impact during the single calendar year 2019” using data from Scopus before 06.05.20. The results are supposed to give the  top 100,000 scientist in the world as well as the top 2% of scientists of their main subfield discipline. Interestingly, CHOCO PI Kathrin is on the list (alongside 42 others from UiT The Arctic University of Norway)!  While the criteria to make the list have gotten some criticism, we nonetheless take the occasion to say hip hip hurray.

 

 

Reaction energies go Multiwavelet!

Reaction energies go Multiwavelet!

We have applied Multiwavelets (with the MRChem program) to metal-ligand interaction energies in our newest article, now available on ChemRxiv!  The work was performed by CHOCO PhD student Anders Brakestad, in collaboration with the group of Prof. Luca Frediani. Our conclusions are clear: Avoid triple-zeta basis sets for energies, go multiwavelet instead!

Multiwavelets Applied to Metal-Ligand Interactions: Energies Free from Basis Set Errors

As in every manuscript, we have hidden at least one CO2 molecule in the text – can you find it?

New Research Article: Rh‐catalyzed hydrocarboxylation

New Research Article: Rh‐catalyzed hydrocarboxylation

Congratulations to Ljiljana Pavlovic, Martin Pettersen, Ashot Gevorgyan, Janakiram Vaitla, Annette Bayer and Kathrin H. Hopmann on their recently accepted article in European Journal of Organic Chemistry!
The work investigates the factors controlling the enantioselectivity of the asymmetric Rh‐catalyzed hydrocarboxylation of α,β‐unsaturated carbonyl compounds with computational and experimental methods.

 

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