Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Bernd Hartke

Max-Eyth-Straße 2, R. MES2 - 29
Phone: +49 431 880-2753
Telefax: +49 431 880-1758

Theoretical Chemistry
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences


Principal Investigator CRC 677
Subproject A1
Subproject A5
Member of the Cluster of Excellence “Future Ocean”
Project leader of the DFG project
“Elucidation of static and dynamic solvent effects by global structure optimization and molecular dynamics of microsolvation clusters “
Project leader of the DFG project
“Global optimization of reactive force fields


“Theoretical chemistry today can, by means of calculation, predict properties and reactions of random molecules. On the one hand we use this to explain chemical processes, which we observed in experiments, on an atomic scale. On the other hand, we can create new molecules on the computer for any desired purpose. One of our goals is to automatically create and improve nano machines, which drive selected molecular processes. There are innumerable of such nano machines in our bodies. They developed evolutionary in millions of years. We are working on the technology to specifically design such nano machines.”

Bernd Hartke. Born in Conception, Chile. Since 2002 Professor for Theoretical Chemistry at Kiel University. Prior to that lecturer at the Institute for Theoretical Chemistry at Stuttgart University. 1998 habilitation at Stuttgart University, 1990 PhD at Würzburg University.

Press releases




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  • 16:15: Time resolved Cathodoluminescence from lifetime measurements to pump-probe luminescence (Dr. Sophie Meuret, CNRS France)
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  • 16:00: Magnetic Particle Imaging - Promises and Challenges of an Emerging Imaging Modality (Prof. Buzug, Director of the Institute of Medical Engineering, Lübeck)
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  • 16:15: Quantum transport in nanostructured graphene (Prof. Antti-Pekka Jauho, DTU Copenhagen)
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  • 16:15: The Magnetism of Single Surface Adsorbed Atoms – Recent Achievements and Future Perspectives (Prof. Dr. Harald Brune, EPFL, Lausanne)
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  • 16:15: Operando high energy surface x-ray diffraction studies of model catalysts and electrodes (Prof. Dr. Edvin Lundgren, Lund University)
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