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TONNER, Ralf Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorUniversität LeipzigFaculty of Chemistry and MineralogyPhone: +49-341 97-36401Link: Project A6 (Tonner)Link: Biography


Computational chemistry, density functional theory, surface chemistry, inorganic chemistry, chemical bonding, molecular crystals

University Education

2016Habilitation, Theoretical Chemistry, Univ. Marburg, “Electronic Structure, Bonding and Reactivity in Functional Materials from a Quantum Chemical Perspective”, mentor: Prof. Robert Berger
2007Doctoral degree in Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.), Univ. Marburg, Dissertation on “Divalent Carbon(0)-Compounds: Quantum Chemical Studies of the Bonding and Reactivity of Carbodiphosphoranes and Analogues”, thesis advisor: Prof. G. Frenking
2003Diploma degree in Chemistry (Dipl. Chem.), Univ. Marburg, thesis supervisor: Prof. G. Frenking
1998-2003Studies in Chemistry, Univ. Marburg and Auckland University/New Zealand

Professional Experience

since 2015Visiting Assistant Professor, Stanford University (USA), Department of Chemical Engineering
since 2010Junior Research Group Leader Theoretical Surface Chemistry, Univ. Marburg
2008-2010Postdoc, Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, Massey Univ., Auckland/New Zealand (Prof. P. Schwerdtfeger)
2004-2007Research Assistant, Chemistry Department, Univ. Marburg

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2016“Hans G. A. Hellmann Prize for Theoretical Chemistry” of the working group on theoretical chemistry (AGTC)
2009Feodor Lynen-Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2 yrs)
2008Postdoctoral Fellowship of the DAAD (1 yr)

Selected Publications

  1. R. Tonner
    Adsorption of Proline and Glycine on the TiO2(110) Surface: A Density Functional Theory Study
    Chem. Phys. Chem 11, 1053 (2010).
  2. R. Tonner, N. Gaston
    The dimeric nature of bonding in gallium: from small clusters to the α-gallium phase
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 24244 (2014).
  3. A. Stegmüller, R. Tonner
    The β-hydrogen elimination mechanism in the absence of lowlying acceptor orbitals in EH2(t-C4H9) (E = N-Bi)
    Inorg. Chem. 54, 6363 (2015).
  4. M. Raupach, R. Tonner
    A periodic Energy Decomposition Analysis (pEDA) method for the Investigation of Chemical Bonding in Extended Systems
    J. Chem. Phys. 122, 044707 (2015).
  5. J.-N. Luy, S. A. Hauser, A. B. Chaplin, R. Tonner
    Rhodium(I) and Iridium(I) Complexes of the Conformationally Rigid IBioxMe4 Ligand: Computational and Experimental Studies of Unusually Tilted NHC Coordination Geometries
    Organometallics 34, 5099 (2015).
  6. P. Rosenow, P. Jakob, R. Tonner
    Electron-vibron coupling at metal-organic interfaces from theory and experiment
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 1422 (2016).
  7. A. Beyer, A.Stegmüller, J. O. Oelerich, K. Jandieri, K. Werner, G. Mette, W. Stolz, S. Baranovski, R. Tonner, K.Volz
    Pyramidal Structure Formation at the Interface between III/V Semiconductors and Silicon
    Chem. Mater. 28, 3265 (2016).
  8. P. Rosenow, R. Tonner
    Extent of hydrogen coverage of Si(001) under chemical vapor deposition conditions from ab initio approaches
    J. Chem. Phys. 144, 204706 (2016).
  9. R. Nödling, R. Möckel, R. Tonner, G. Hilt
    Lewis acids as activators in CBS-catalyzed Diels-Alder reactions – distortion induced Lewis acidity enhancement of SnCl4
    Chem. Eur. J. 22, 13171 (2016).