PhD Theoretical Chemistry / Chemical Physics (2x2 years)
The candidate will prepare a PhD thesis within the framework of a project
entitled "From orbital imaging to molecular quantum similarity in momentum
space" (financial support by the Fund for scientific Research _ Flanders and
the University of Hasselt). The first goal of the project is to develop and
apply theoretical methods for quantitative interpretations of advanced
“orbital imaging” experiments employing Electron Momentum Spectroscopy (EMS),
taking into into account conformational mobility as well as electron
correlation and relaxation - EMS is a powerful technique which enables
straightforward determinations of orbital momentum densities from an angular
analysis of electron-impact ionization & scattering cross-sections. A second
aspect of the project pertains to the calculation from these densities of new
criteria of molecular similarity, of relevance for the pharmaceutical
industry, and of efficient descriptors of the chemical
reactivity, in collaboration with the division of quantum chemistry at the
University of Ghent (Prof. P. Bultinck). This proposed research project is a
continuation of a PhD thesis that has been awarded by the International Union
of Pure and Applied Chemists.
Academic license (4 years), master (5 years) of equivalent diploma (bvb. DEA)
in chemistry, physics, or materials sciences, or civil engineering in
chemistry, physics, or materials sciences. Students who will complete their
study this year can also apply.
Scholarship for a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry / Chemical Physics within the
research group of Michael S. Deleuze (awards by the World Association of
Theoretically Oriented Chemists and by the Royal Flemisch Academy of Belgium
for Sciences and Arts). The scholarship is available for a period of 4 years.
It consists of a first appointment of 2 years, followed by a prolongation of 2
years unless negative evaluation of the first period. The scholarship is
subject to social security. Important computer facilities and a supporting
research environment are available for the candidate (for more information on
our research activities, visit our website: http://www.uhasselt.be/theochem).
* Content job responsibilities: prof. dr. Michael S. Deleuze,
+32-11-26 83 03, michael.dele...@uhasselt.be
* Content terms of employment and selection procedure: Jef Vanvoorden,
011-26 80 80, jef.vanvoor...@uhasselt.be
Applicants must use the official application forms
* which are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus
Diepenbeek, Agoralaan - building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 -
11 - 26 80 03
* or which can be downloaded here pdf-file / Word format.
The completed application forms must reach the above mentioned address no
later than Friday, April 3rd 2009.
Application by e-mail will only be taken into consideration when sent to the
following address: j...@uhasselt.be.