Dr. Tobias Krämer email@example.com
Tobias investigates the chemistry of late transition metal σ-alkane complexes, specifically [Rh(iBu2PCH2CH2PiBu2)(norbornane)]+. He is interested in the mechanistic details of the formation of this species as well as the factors that govern the interaction between the alkane fragment and the metal centre. This EPSRC-funded project is carried out in collaboration with Prof. Andrew S. Weller at the University of Oxford.
Tobias completed his PhD at the University of Oxford with Prof. John E. McGrady. His research focused on electronic structure calculations of open-shell transition metal systems related to the bonding in inorganic coordination compounds and clusters.
Subsequently, Tobias joined the group of Prof. Frank Neese as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim/Ruhr (Germany). Here he studied [NiFe] hydrogenases (enzymes that catalyse the reversible oxidation of molecular hydrogen), and related biomimetic Ni/Fe complexes by means of theoretical spectroscopy.