The Theory and Spectroscopy of Molecules and Materials (TSM²) group is investigating the following topics: 

Prof. Dr. Sabine Van Doorslaer 

  • Development of new multi-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) methodologies for the study of paramagnetic biomolecules 

  • Combined resonance Raman (RR) spectroscopy, multi-frequency EPR and density functional theory (DFT) study of heme-containing proteins to determine structure-function relations, including globins, peroxidases, chlorite dismutases and cytochromes. 

  • EPR and DFT study of metal – biomolecule interactions, with a special focus on high-valent chromium 

  • EPR and DFT analysis of materials for environmental-friendly chemistry, with a focus on transition-metal-containing catalysts 

  • EPR and DFT analysis of organic solar cell materials for renewable energy 

  • Towards biosensors and biocatalysis: research on how proteins behave in synthetic matrices 

Prof. Dr. Wouter Herrebout 

Prof. Dr. Christian Johannessen​