Benedetta Mennucci
Email: bene@dcci.unipi.it
Group Website: benedetta.dcci.unipi.it/
Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pisa
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Pisa
Contributions to Gaussian:
Polarizable Continuum Model (PCM) solvation methods
Research Interests
 Elaboration and implementation of QM/continuum models to describe the effects of the environment of different complexities on molecular systems.
 QM simulation of response properties and spectroscopies of molecular systems in condensed phase, principally, the accurate description of the coupling between the response of the molecule to the external perturbation and the polarization of the environment.
 Elaboration and implementation of QM/classical models to describe the effects of metal nanoparticles on the properties of nearby molecules, principally, the formation and relaxation of electronic excited states and the related spectroscopies.
 Elaboration and implementation of QM methods to model Electronic Energy Transfer (EET) processes in (supra)molecular systems in condensed phase, principally, to combine an accurate description of the transfer process with a realistic modeling of the surrounding medium (either a solvent, or a protein).
Selected Publications
B. Mennucci, C. Curutchet, "The role of the environment in electronic energy transfer: a molecular modeling perspective", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13 (2011) 11538.
B. Mennucci, "Continuum Solvation Models: What Else Can We Learn from Them?" J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (Perspective), 1 (2010) 1666.
S. Vukovic, S. Corni, B. Mennucci, "Fluorescence Enhancement of Chromophores Close to Metal Nanoparticles. Optimal Setup Revealed by the Polarizable Continuum Model", J. Phys. Chem. C, 113 (2009) 121.
J. Tomasi, B. Mennucci, R. Cammi, "Quantum Mechanical Continuum Solvation Models", Chem. Rev. 105 (2005) 2999.
B. Mennucci, R. Cammi, J. Tomasi. "Analytical Free Energy Second Derivatives
with respect to Nuclear Coordinates: a Complete Formulation for Electrostatic
Continuum Solvation Models," J. Chem. Phys. 110 (1999)
6858.
R. Cammi, B. Mennucci, J. Tomasi, "Nuclear Magnetic Shieldings in
Solution: Gauge Invariant Atomic Orbital Calculation using the Polarizable Continuum
Model,"J. Chem. Phys. 110 (1999) 7627. R. Cammi,
B. Mennucci, "The linear Response theory for the Polarizable Continuum Model,"J. Chem. Phys.110 (1999) 9677. R. Cammi, B.
Mennucci, J. Tomasi, "Secondorder MollerPlesset analytical derivatives for the
Polarizable Continuum Model using the relaxed density approach," J.
Phys. Chem. A, 103 (1999) 9100. B. Mennucci, R.
Cammi, J. Tomasi, "Excited States and Solvatochromic Shifts within a Nonequilibrium
Solvation Approach: a New Formulation of the Integral Equation Method (IEF) at
the SCF, CI and MCSCF level," J. Chem. Phys.109 (1998)
2798. J. Tomasi, B. Mennucci, "SCRF: Continuum QuantumMechanical Solvation
Method" in Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry, Vol. 4, (John Wiley & Sons,
1998) 2547. R. Cammi, B. Mennucci, J. Tomasi, "Solvent effects
on linear and nonlinear optical properties of DonorAcceptor polyenes: investigation
of electronic and vibrational components in terms of structure and charge distribution
changes," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 34 (1998) 8834.
E. Cancès, B. Mennucci, J. Tomasi, "A New Integral Equation Formalism for the Polarizable Continuum Model: Theoretical Background and Applications to Isotropic and Anisotropic Dielectrics", J. Chem. Phys. 107 (1997) 3032.
Last update: 27 February 2014
