René Wugt Larsen

René Wugt Larsen

Associate Professor


Building: 206, 066

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45252027

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications


[53] D. Mihrin, J. Andersen, P. W. Jakobsen and R. Wugt Larsen, "Highly Localized H2O Librational Motion as a Sensitive Far-Infrared Spectroscopic Probe for Microsolvation of Organic Molecules". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21, 1717-1723 (2019). Read/Download


[52] D. Mihrin and R. Wugt Larsen, "THz Spectroscopy of Weakly Bound Cluster Molecules in Solid Para-Hydrogen: A Sensitive Probe of van der Waals Interactions". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21, 349-358 (2019). Read/Download


[51] D. Mihrin, P. W. Jakobsen, A. Voute, L. Manceron and R. Wugt Larsen, "High-Resolution Synchrotron Terahertz Investigation of the Large-Amplitude Hydrogen Bond Librational Band of (HCN)2". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 20, 8241-8246 (2018). 2018 PCCP HOT Article Read/Download


[50] J. Andersen, A. Voute, D. Mihrin, J. Heimdal, R. W. Berg, M. Torsson and R. Wugt Larsen, "Probing the Global Potential Energy Minimum of (CH2O)2 : THz Absorption Spectrum of (CH2O)2 in Solid Neon and Para-Hydrogen". Journal of Chemical Physics 146, 244311 (2017). Read/Download


[49] J. Andersen, J. Heimdal, B. Nelander and R. Wugt Larsen, "Competition between Weak OH··pi and CH··O Hydrogen Bonds: THz Spectroscopy of the C2H2–H2O and C2H4–H2O Complexes". Journal of Chemical Physics 146, 194302 (2017). Read/Download


[47] M. Heger, J. Andersen, M. A. Suhm and R. Wugt Larsen, "The Donor OH Stretching-Libration Dynamics of Hydrogen-Bonded Methanol Dimers in Cryogenic Matrices". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18, 3739 (2016). Read/Download [Open Access, CC BY 3.0]


[46] J. Andersen, J. Heimdal and R. Wugt Larsen, "Spectroscopic Identification of Ethanol-Water Conformers By Large-Amplitude Hydrogen Bond Librational Modes". Journal of Chemical Physics 143, 224315 (2015). Read/Download


[45] J. Andersen, J. Heimdal and R. Wugt Larsen, "The Influence of Large-Amplitude Librational Motion on the Hydrogen Bond Energy of Alcohol-Water Complexes". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics  17, 23761 (2015). Read/Download [Open Access, CC BY 3.0]


[44] F. Kollipost, J. Andersen, D. W. Mahler, J. Heimdal, M. Heger, M. A. Suhm and R. Wugt Larsen, "The Effect of Hydrogen Bonding on Torsional Dynamics: A Combined Far-Infrared Jet and Matrix Isolation Study of Methanol Dimer". Journal of Chemical Physics 141, 174314 (2014). Read/Download


[43] J. Andersen, J. Heimdal, D. W. Mahler, B. Nelander and R. Wugt Larsen,  "THz Absorption Spectrum of the CO2–H2O Complex: Observation and Assignment of Intermolecular van der Waals Vibrations". Journal of Chemical Physics 140, 091103 (2014). Read/Download


[40] F. Kollipost, R. Wugt Larsen, A. V. Domanskaya, M. Nörenberg and M. A. Suhm, "The Highest Frequency Hydrogen Bond Vibration and an Experimental Value for the Dissociation Energy of Formic Acid Dimer". Journal of Chemical Physics 136, 151101 (2012). Read/Download


[37] M. Nedic, T. N. Wassermann, R. Wugt Larsen and M. A. Suhm, "A Combined Raman and Infrared Jet Study of Mixed Methanol-Water and Ethanol-Water Clusters". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13, 14050 (2011). Themed Issue: Weak Hydrogen Bonds – Strong Effects. Read/Download


[34] R. Wugt Larsen and M. A. Suhm, "The Benefits of Alternation and Alkylation: Large Amplitude Hydrogen Bond Librational Modes of Alcohol Trimers and Tetramers". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12, 8152 (2010). Themed Issue: Chemical Dynamics of Large-Amplitude Motion. Read/Download



1992 - 1996 BSc - University of Copenhagen
1996 - 1998 MSc - University of Copenhagen
2000 - 2004 PhD - Lund University

Professional experience

1996 - 1998 Teaching Assistant - University of Copenhagen
1998 - 2000 Research Assistant - University of Copenhagen
2000 - 2004 Doctoral Candidate - Lund University
2005 - 2006 Post Doc - University of Copenhagen
2006 - 2008 Post Doc - Universität Göttingen
2008 - 2009 Post Doc - UC Berkeley
2009 - 2010 Assoc. Specialist - UC Berkeley
2010 - 2010 Guest Researcher - Universität Göttingen
2010 - 2011 Researcher - University of Copenhagen
2011 - 2014 Ass. Prof. - DTU
2014 - Assoc. Prof. - DTU
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  • Journal of Chemical Physics

    ISSNs: 0021-9606

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1089-7690

    American Institute of Physics, United States

    BFI (2019): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.85 SJR 1.159 SNIP 0.969, Web of Science (2019): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

    ISSNs: 1463-9076

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1463-9084

    Society of Chemical Industry - The Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom

    BFI (2019): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.69 SJR 1.31 SNIP 0.981, Web of Science (2019): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Molecular Physics

    ISSNs: 0026-8976

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1362-3028

    CRC Press/Balkema, United Kingdom

    BFI (2019): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.7 SJR 0.635 SNIP 0.686, Web of Science (2019): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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