Hi!. Welcome to my home page. I am assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona .
My Complete adress follows:
Miquel Moreno Ferrer,
Unitat de Química Física, Departament de Química,
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia (Spain)
Here is a list of my grad students:
My current research interest is in the field of combined quantum chemistry with dynamic calculations. Quantum chemistry methods include a great variety of ab initio methods as well as density functional (DFT) methods. Presently we are interested in methods that can deal with electronic excited states as a lot of experimental data on dynamics (femtochemistry) involve electronic excited states.
The dynamic calculations are used to deal with the nuclear Schroedinger equation and also include different theoretical methods based on quantum, semiclassical or classical mechanics. As for the topics of my current work, specifically I am currently interested in the role of tunneling in several chemical systems which range from small polyatomic systems to (larger) organometallic systems. In all the cases the reaction under study includes the motion of hydrogens as these systems with small moving mass are likely candidates to be dominated by tunneling. The solvent effect on the tunneling rate is also a problem I am trying to adress by means of theoretical methods.