Dr. Stella Stopkowicz

Personal record

Education and Scientific Positions

Since October 2019 Deputy equal opportunities officer responsible for chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Geography and Geosciences, University of Mainz
Oct 2017 - Apr 2018 Fellow at the Centre of Advanced Study (CAS)
in Oslo, Norway, in the project
Molecules in Extreme Environments
Since April 2015 Junior group leader and "Akademische Rätin" at the Instiute of Physical Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry group, University of Mainz, pursuing a habilitation
Mar 2012 - Mar 2015 Postdoctoral researcher at the CTCC/
University of Oslo, Norway, with Professor T. Helgaker
2008 - 2010 Visiting researcher at University of Bologna, Italy:
Various 1-2 week research stays with Prof. C Puzzarini
and Prof. G Cazzoli on the topic of the theoretical
prediction of hyperfine parameters
Mar 2008 - Feb 2012 PhD student, Institute of Physical Chemistry,
University of Mainz with Professor J. Gauss, PhD thesis:
"Higher-order perturbative relativistic corrections
to energies and properties"
Apr 2002 - Feb 2008 Study of chemistry, University of Mainz, diploma thesis:
"Quantum-chemical calculation of relativistic corrections
for electrical properties"

Academic Degrees

February 2012 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in theoretical chemistry
February 2008 Diploma in chemistry

Supervision of Students (2015 - today)

Lectures and Lab Courses (2015 - today)

  • Lecture: Theoretical Chemistry I: Hartree-Fock Theory
  • Lecture: Theoretical Chemistry II: Methods for the description of electron correlation
  • Practical course in Theoretical Chemistry I: Implementation of HF-SCF for H2, HeH+, and H2O using a minimal basis
  • Practical course in Theoretical Chemistry II: Introduction into computational chemistry

Contributions to Summer Schools (2013 - today)

  • Lecturer: European Summerschool in Quantum Chemistry 2021 (postponed)
  • Tutor: European Summerschool in Quantum Chemistry (2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019)
  • Tutor: Sostrup Summerschool, Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Properties (2014)
  • Tutor: Summer School: Modern Wavefunction Methods in Electronic Structure Theory (2016, 2018)

Fellowships and Prizes 

2021 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship Award

2021 Fellow at Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in the project WhiteDwarfs21 (postponed to 2022-2023)

2017-2018 Fellow at Centre of Advanced Study (CAS) in Oslo/Norway in the project molecules in extreme environments

Conference Talks

upcoming talks:

04.2020

(postponed)

Invited talk at the „Electron correlation and molecular properties” symposium (Peter Knowles birthday symposium), Cardiff, UK

08.2020

(postponed to 03-08.07.2022)

Invited talk at the „12th World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC)” conference, Vancouver, Canada

06.2021

(postponed to 2023)

Invited talk (Plenary) at the „17th International Congress of Quantum Chemistry (ICQC)“ conference, Bratislava, Slovakia

previous talks:

09.2020 Invited talk at the “Molecular Electronic Structure (WMES)” conference, Warsaw, Poland, held as online conference
07.2019 Contributed talk at the workshop "New Developments in Coupled-Cluster Theory", Telluride, USA
07.2019 Contributed talk at the conference "Molecular Quantum Mechanics", Heidelberg, Germany
03.2019 Contributed talk at the conference "Chemiedozententagung", Koblenz, Germany
03.2019 Invited talk at the workshop "Modern Methods in Quantum Chemistry XI", Mariapfarr, Austria
09.2018 Contributed talk at the "Symposium für Theoretische Chemie", Halle, Germany
08.2018 Invited talk at the conference "Molecular Electronic Structure", Metz, France
07.2018 Contributed talk at the "21st European White Dwarf Workshop", Austin, Texas, USA
06.2018 Invited talk at the conference "Atoms, Molecules, and Materials in extreme Environments", Oslo, Norway
03.2018 Invited talk at the workshop "Modern Methods in Quantum Chemistry XI", Mariapfarr, Austria
01.2018 Invited talk at the conference "Adventures from Numerical Quantum Chemical Methods to Biological Systems and Beyond", Oslo, Norway
10.2017 Invited talk at the CTCC 10-years celebration meeting, Tromsø, Norway
08.2017 Contributed talk at the "World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC)" conference, Munich, Germany
08.2017 Contributed talk at the workshop "New Developments in Coupled-Cluster Theory", Telluride, USA
03.2017 Invited talk at the workshop "Modern Methods in Quantum Chemistry X", Mariapfarr, Austria
10.2016 Contributed talk at the "Symposium für Theoretische Chemie", Bochum, Germany
02.2016 Invited talk at the "International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics (ISTCP) IX" conference, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
02.2016 Invited talk at the workshop "Modern Methods in Quantum Chemistry IX", Mariapfarr, Austria
08.2015 Invited talk at the workshop "New Developments in Coupled-Cluster Theory", Telluride, USA
10.2014 Invited talk at the NKS meeting, Lillestrøm, Norway
09.2014 Invited talk at the "Relativistic Effects in Heavy-Element Chemistry and Physics (REHE)" conference, Smolenice, Slovakia
08.2013 Invited talk at the "International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics (ISTCP) VIII" conference, Budapest, Hungary
04.2013 Invited talk at the workshop "Numerical Challenges in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics", Paris, France
06.2012 Invited talk, NKS meeting, Hamn in Senja, Norway