Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Computational Chemistry



+44 (0)20 7594 5727m.bearpark




265ChemistrySouth Kensington Campus





Michael Bearpark is a Principal Research Fellow in the Chemistry Department at Imperial College London. His research interests are in computational chemistry, including method and software development with applications to modeling the excited electronic states of large molecules and their photochemical reaction dynamics. He has contributed to the development of the Gaussian computational chemistry codes and his experimental collaborators includes laser spectroscopists working on the coherent control of chemical reactions.



Spinlove KE, Vacher M, Bearpark M, et al., 2017, Using quantum dynamics simulations to follow the competition between charge migration and charge transfer in polyatomic molecules, Chemical Physics, Vol:482, ISSN:0301-0104, Pages:52-63

Vacher M, Bearpark MJ, Robb MA, et al., 2017, Electron Dynamics upon Ionization of Polyatomic Molecules: Coupling to Quantum Nuclear Motion and Decoherence, Physical Review Letters, Vol:118, ISSN:0031-9007

Abdullahi MH, Thompson LM, Bearpark MJ, et al., 2016, The role of substituents in retro Diels-Alder extrusion of CO2 from 2(H)-pyrone cycloadducts, Tetrahedron, Vol:72, ISSN:0040-4020, Pages:6021-6024

Casellas J, Bearpark MJ, Reguero M, 2016, Excited-State Decay in the Photoisomerisation of Azobenzene: A New Balance between Mechanisms, Chemphyschem, Vol:17, ISSN:1439-4235, Pages:3068-3079

Jenkins AJ, Vacher M, Bearpark MJ, et al., 2016, Nuclear spatial delocalization silences electron density oscillations in 2-phenyl-ethyl-amine (PEA) and 2-phenylethyl-N,N-dimethylamine (PENNA) cations, Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol:144, ISSN:0021-9606

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