Michał Hapka


E-mail Phone+48 22 5526382 Room506 AddressL. Pasteura 1 St.
02-093 Warsaw
Currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Quantum Chemistry Group at the Institute of Physics in Łódź University of Technology.


  • 2015 Ph.D. in Quantum Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • 2011 - 2015 - Joint UW and WUT International Ph.D. Programme
  • 2011 - M.Sc. in Biotechnology (with honours), Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • 2010 - M.Sc. in Quantum Chemistry (with honours), Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • 2008 - B.Sc in Biotechnology (with honours), Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • 2005-2011 - Inter-faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Science (Chemistry + Biotechnology), University of Warsaw, Poland

Research interest:

  • Interactions in open-shell systems
  • Multireference methods
  • Symmetry-adapted perturbation theory

List of scientific publications:

  • M. Hapka, M. Jaszuński
    The effect of weak intermolecular interactions on the NMR shielding constant in N2
    accepted in Magn Reson Chem
  • E. Pastorczak, M. Hapka, L. Veis, K. Pernal
    Capturing the Dynamic Correlation for Arbitrary Spin-Symmetry CASSCF Reference with Adiabatic Connection Approaches: Insights into the Electronic Structure of the Tetramethyleneethane Diradical
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 10 (16) 4668-4674 (2019)
  • P. A. Guńka, M. Hapka, M. Hanfland, G. Chałasiński, J. Zachara
    Towards Heterolytic Bond Dissociation of Dihydrogen: the Study of Hydrogen in Arsenolite under High Pressure
    J. Phys, Chem. C 123 (27) 16868-16872 (2019)
  • K. N. Jarzembska, M. Hapka, R. Kamiński, W. Bury, S. E. Kutniewska, D. Szarejko, M. M. Szczęśniak
    On the Nature of Luminescence Thermochromism of Multinuclear Copper(I) Benzoate Complexes in the Crystalline State
    Crystals, 9(1), 36 (2019)
  • M. Hapka, M. Przybytek, K. Pernal
    Second-order dispersion energy based on multireference description of monomers
    J. Chem. Theory Comput.15 (2) 1016-1027 (2019)
  • P. A. Guńka, M. Hapka, M. Hanfland, M. Dranka, G. Chałasiński, J. Zachara
    How and Why Helium Permeates Non-porous Arsenolite Under High Pressure?
    ChemPhysChem 19 (7) 857-864 (2018)
  • M. Hapka, P. S. Żuchowski
    Interactions of Atoms and Molecules in Cold Chemistry
    in: Cold Chemistry: Molecular Scattering and Reactivity Near Absolute Zero.
    Ed. O. Dulieu and A. Osterwalder, ISBN: 978-1-78262-597-1
  • E. Pastorczak, J. Shen, M. Hapka, P. Piecuch, K. Pernal
    Intricacies of van der Waals Interactions in Systems with Elongated Bonds Revealed by Electron-Groups Embedding and High-Level Coupled-Cluster Approaches
    J. Chem. Theory Comput. 13 (11), 5404-5419 (2017)
  • M. Hapka, Ł. Rajchel, M. Modrzejewski, R. Schäffer, G. Chałasiński, M. M. Szczęśniak
    The nature of three-body interactions in DFT: exchange and polarization effects
    J. Chem. Phys. 147, 084106 (2017)
  • J. Kłos, M. Hapka, G. Chałasiński, Ph. Halvick, and T. Stoecklin
    Theoretical study of the buffer-gas cooling and trapping of CrH(X6Σ+) by 3He atoms
    J. Chem. Phys. 145, 214305 (2016)
  • K. Jachymski, M. Hapka, J. Jankunas, A. Osterwalder
    Experimental and theoretical studies of low energy Penning ionization of NH3, CH3F, and CHF3
    ChemPhysChem 17, 2776 (2016)
  • M. Modrzejewski, M. Hapka, G. Chałasiński, M. M. Szczęśniak
    Employing range separation on the meta-GGA rung: New functional suitable for both covalent and noncovalent interactions
    J. Chem. Theory Comput., 12 (8), 3662-3673 (2016)
  • S. Yourdkhani, M. Chojecki, M. Hapka, T. Korona
    On the Interaction of Boron-Nitrogen Doped Benzene Isomers with Water
    J. Phys. Chem. A, 120 (31), 6287-6302 (2016)
  • J. Jankunas, K. Jachymski, M. Hapka, A. Osterwalder
    Importance of rotationally inelastic processes in low-energy Penning ionization of CHF3
    J. Chem. Phys. 144, 221102 (2016)
  • M. Hapka, M. Dranka, K. Orłowska, M. M. Szczęśniak, G. Chałasiński, J. Zachara
    Noncovalent interactions determine the conformation of aurophilic complexes with 2-Mercapto-4-methyl-5-thiazoleacetic acid ligands
    Dalton Trans. 44, 13641 (2015)
  • J. Jankunas, K. Jachymski, M. Hapka, A. Osterwalder
    Observation of Orbiting Resonances in He(3S1)+NH3 Penning Ionization
    J. Chem. Phys. 142, 164305 (2015)
  • M. Hapka, Ł. Rajchel, M. Modrzejewski, G. Chałasiński, M. M. Szczęśniak
    Tuned range-separated hybrid functionals in the symmetry-adapted perturbation theory
    J. Chem. Phys. 141, 134120 (2014)
  • J. V. Koppen, M. Hapka, M. Modrzejewski, M. M. Szczęśniak, G. Chałasiński
    DFT for gold-ligand interactions: Separating true effects from artifacts
    J. Chem. Phys. 140, 244313 (2014)
  • J. Jankunas, B. Bertsche, K. Jachymski, M. Hapka, A. Osterwalder
    Dynamics of gas phase Ne* + NH3 and Ne* + ND3 Penning ionisation at low temperatures
    J. Chem. Phys. 140, 244302 (2014)
  • M. Hapka, J. Kłos, T. Korona, G. Chałasiński
    Theoretical Studies of Potential Energy Surface and Bound States of the Strongly Bound He(1S)–BeO (1Σ+) Complex
    J. Phys. Chem. A 177, 6657 (2013)
  • M. Hapka, G. Chałasiński, J. Kłos, P. S. Żuchowski
    First-principle interaction potentials for metastable He(3S) and Ne(3P) with closed-shell molecules: Application to Penning-ionizing systems
    J. Chem. Phys. 139, 014307 (2013)
  • M. Hapka, P. S. Żuchowski, M. M. Szczęśniak, G. Chałasiński
    Symmetry-adapted perturbation theory based on unrestricted Kohn-Sham orbitals for high-spin open-shell van der Waals complexes
    J. Chem. Phys. 137, 164104 (2012)
  • J. V. Koppen, M. Hapka, M. M. Szczęśniak, G. Chałasiński
    Optical absorption spectra of gold clusters Aun (n = 4, 6, 8, 12, 20) from long-range corrected functionals with optimal tuning
    J. Chem. Phys. 137, 114302 (2012)
  • E. R. Sayfutyarova, A. A. Buchachenko, M. Hapka, M. M. Szczęśniak, G. Chałasiński
    Interactions of ThO (X) with He, Ne and Ar from the ab initio coupled cluster and symmetry adapted perturbation theory calculations
    Chem. Phys. 339, 50 (2012)
  • Ł. Rajchel, P. S. Żuchowski, M. Hapka, M. Modrzejewski, M. M. Szczęśniak, G. Chałasiński
    A density functional theory approach to noncovalent interactions via interacting monomer densities
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 14686 (2010)
  • A. Kiersztan, A. Baranska, M. Hapka, M. Lebiedzinska,K. Winiarska,M. Dudziak, J. Bryła
    Differential action of methylselenocysteine in control and alloxan-diabetic rabbits
    Chem Biol Interact. 177, 161 (2009)