Founded in May 2019 by Dr Steve Ndengue, the scientific interests of the QDRG cover the fields of atomic, molecular, chemical and condensed matter physics. A common trend in our research involves solving the Schrödinger equation with state-of-the-art numerical methods in order to understand the structure and dynamics of atoms, molecules and materials under various conditions. The application fields of these studies are multidisciplinary and cover a wide range of domains such as atmospheric chemistry, combustion, astrophysics/astrochemistry as well as catalysis. In the past, we have worked on several projects such as the confinement of atoms and molecules and the photochemistry of molecules of atmospheric interest. More recently the collisional dynamics of molecular systems, method development in quantum dynamics and heterogeneous catalysis are becoming the major research directions of our group. We are using the Heidelberg MCTDH package in our research. The MultiConfiguration Time Dependent Hartree (MCTDH) method is a very efficient approach to solve the Schrödinger equation in high dimensionality. Check our projects to learn more about our research.
Quantum calculations of cross-sections and rates for predicting laboratory and space observations.
We work of developing methods and strategies for approapriate PES representation and quantum dynamical simulations.
We use classical and quantum dynamics approach to understand at a fundamental heterogeneous catalytic processes.
Quantum dynamical simulations of cross-sections and rates to understand atmospheric processes.