Dr. Mortaza Aghtar

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Email: mortaza.aghtar[at]uni-ulm.de
Tel: +49-731-50-22905
Room O25/405
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Ulm University
Albert-Einstein Allee 11
D-89081 Ulm, Germany

My Research Interests

My current research interest focuses on first principle simulations of exciton and charge transfer dynamics in biological and organic structures. Currently, the aim of my research is to simulate the exciton absorption and the consequent charge transfer in solar cell heterojunctions with organic blends. In addition, I am still involved in developing methods for studying the influence of environment vibrations on excitation energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes of photosynthesis systems.
A slightly different discipline of my research involves the optical properties of 2D materials.

My selected Publications

Juxtaposing density matrix and classical path-based wave packet dynamics
M. Aghtar, J. Liebers, J. Strümpfer, K. Schulten and U. Kleinekathöfer
Journal of Chemical Physics 136, 214101 (2012)

Different types of vibrations interacting with electronic excitations in phycoerythrin 545 and Fenna–Matthews–Olson antenna systems
M. Aghtar, J. Strümpfer, C. Olbrich, K. Schulten and U. Kleinekathöfer
Journal of physical chemistry Letters 5, 3131-3137 (2014)

Relation between Dephasing Time and Energy Gap Fluctuations in Biomolecular Systems
M.I. Mallus, M. Aghtar, S. Chandrasekaran, G. Lüdemann, M. Elstner and U. Kleinekathöfer
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7 1102-1108 (2016)

The FMO Complex in a Glycerol–Water Mixture
M. Aghtar, J. Strümpfer, C. Olbrich, K. Schulten and U. Kleinekathöfer
Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117, 7157-7163 (2013)

Different possible hydrogenation in narrow SWCNTs and their electronic characteristics
B. Khoshnevisan, M. Aghtar and M.Y. Kachoei
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36, 1053-1058 (2011)

My Publications and preprints on Google Scholar

You can find here a link to my CV

You can find here a link to my PhD thesis