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Group Members

Lab Members

Postdoctoral research associates

Dr. Stefan N. Heinen
Since: Oct 2016
PhD Chemistry, University of Basel, CH, 2020
MSc Chemistry, ETHZ, CH, 2016
BSc Chemistry, ETHZ, CH, 2014

Dr. Bing Huang
Since: Sep 2015
PhD Chemistry w L. Zhuang, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2009-2015
BSc Chemistry, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2005-2009

Dr. Alastair Price
Since: Aug 2023 (shared with Prof. Alan Aspuru-Guzik)
PhD Chemistry, Dalhousie, 2023
BSc XZ, Dalhousie University, 20XY

Dr. Olivier Trottier
Since: Aug 2023 (shared with Prof. Sarah Rauscher)
PhD Physics, Yale University, 2021

Dr. Maral Vafaie
Since: Sep 2023 (shared with Prof. David Sinton)
PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada, 2018-2022
MSc in Material Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2014-2016
BSc in Material Science and Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, 2010-2014

PhD students

Mr. Scott Kim
Since: September 2023
BSc Chemistry, Western University, 2023

Mr. Danish Khan
Since: September 2021
M.Tech Applied Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi,2021 B.Tech Applied Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, 2020

Mr. Simon León Krug
Since: Jan 2021
MSc in Physics, University of Bonn, 2020
BSc in Physics,
University of Bonn 2017

Mr. Michael Sahre
Since: May 2019
MSc Chemistry, Humboldt University, 2019
BSc Chemistry, Humboldt University, 2016

Mr. Giorgio Domenichini
Since: Apr 2019
MSc Physical Chemistry, University of Pisa, I, 2019
BSc Chemistry, University of Pisa

Mr. Morris Trestman
Since: Sep 2018
MChem, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2018

Mr. Marco Bragato
Since: Feb 2018
MSc Chemistry, University of Milano, 2017
BSc Chemistry, University of Milano, 2015

Shared PhD students

Mr. Vanni Doffini
Since: Dec 2019
shared with Prof. Michael Nash
Product development engineer, Climeworks, 2019 COS EPFL Applied Data Science: Machine Learning, 2019
MSc Chemical and Bioengineering, ETHZ, 2019
BSc Chemical Engineering, ETHZ, 2017

Ms. Puck van Gerwen
Since: Sep 2019
shared with Prof. Clémence Corminboeuf
MSc Theory and Simulation of Materials, Imperial College London, 2019
BSc Chemistry with Materials Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, 2017

Master students

Voninala Diana Rakotonirina
BSc Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa, 2022

Maximilian Ach
MSc in Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2021- (May 2023 - at University of Toronto)
BSc in Chemistry, Universität Heidelberg, 2021


Research Associate

Dr. Dirk Bakowies

Tel: +41 61 207 5713
Since: Sep 2016
Privat Dozent at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, 2008-2016
Oberassistent at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, 2004-2008
Postdoc with W. van Gunsteren, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, 1998-2004
Postdoc with P. A. Kollmann, UCSF, CA, USA, 1995-1998
PhD Chemistry with W. Thiel, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1989-1994
Diploma Chemistry, University of Wuppertal, Germany, 1989

Postdoctoral research associates

Dr. Konstantin Karandashev

Since: Sep 2020
PhD Chemistry with Prof. Jiří Vaníček, EPFL 2012-2017
Diploma Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2012

Dr. Nicholas Browning

Since: June 2019
PhD Comp. Chemistry w U. Roethlisberger, EPFL, Lausanne, CH, 2014-2019
MSc Chemistry, Imperial College London, UK, 2009 – 2013

Dr. Guido von Rudorff

Since: Oct 2017
PhD Physics w J. Blumberger, UCL London, UK, 2014-2017
MSc Physics, FU Berlin, D, 2014
BSc Physics, FU Berlin, D, 2012

Dr. Max Schwilk

Sadly deceased
Postdoc w us: 2018-2022
PhD Chemistry w H.-J. Werner, University of Stuttgart, D, 2012-2017
Diploma Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, D, 2012
Diplome d’Ingenieur, Chemistry, ECPM, F, 2011

Dr. Anders S. Christensen

Currently at Entos
Postdoc w us: Oct 2016 – Sept 2020
Postdoc w Q. Cui, University of Madison Wisconsin, USA, 2014-2016
PhD theoretical chemistry with J. H. Jensen, University of Copenhagen, DK,
2010-2014 MSc Nanoscience, University of Copenhagen, DK, 2008-2010
BSc Nanotechnology, University of Copenhagen, DK, 2005-2008

Dr. Pál D. Mezei

Currently at company Schrödinger, UK
Postdoc w us: Feb 2018 Apr 2020
Postdoc, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2016-2018)
PhD (2016), M.Sc (2013), B.Sc (2011) Chemical Engineer, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Dr. Jimmy Kromann

Currently at Novartis
Postdoc w us: Jul 2018 – Jan 2020
PhD Chemistry with J. H. Jensen, University of Copenhagen, DK, 2015 – 2018
M.Sc Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, DK, 2012-2014
B.Sc Nanoscience, University of Copenhagen, DK, 2008-2012

Dr. Samuel (Kuang-Yu) Chang

Currently at Google/Zurich
Postdoc w us: Aug 2017 – Aug 2018
PhD w us: Aug 2013 – Jul 2017
MSc Materials Physics and Nanotechnology, Linkoping University, 2010
BSc Science, Mathematics and Physics, National Tsing Hua University, 2008

Dr. Marco Di Gennaro

Toyota Research, Belgium
Postdoc w us: Aug 2016 – May 2018
PhD Physics with M. J. Verstraete, University of Liege, Belgium, 2011-2015
MSc Physics, University of Bari, Italy, 2008-2010
BSc Physics, University of Bari, Italy, 2008-2010

Dr. Mehdi Sedighi

Postdoc w us: Nov 2016 – Oct 2017
PhD Physics with G. Palasantzas, University of Groningen, NL, 2012-2016
MSs mechanical engineering, 2011
BSc mechanical engineering, 2009

Dr. Rafael Sarmiento Perez

Member of staff at Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, Lugano, Switzerland
Postdoc w us: Oct 2015 – Sep 2017
PhD Physics with M. A. Lopes Marques and S. Botti, University of Lyon, France, 2012-2015
Diploma Physics, University of Havanna, Cuba, 2004-2009

Dr. Alisa Solovyeva

Postdoc w us: Sep 2014 – Dec 2016
PhD w. J. Neugebauer, University of Munster, 2010-2014
Diploma Chemistry, St. Petersburg State University, 2010

Dr. Raghunathan Ramakrishnan

Reader at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences), Hyderabad, India
Postdoc w us: 2013-2015
Postdoc w M. Nest, TU Munich, 2011-2013
PhD w. N. Roesch, TU Munich, 2007-2011
MSc Chemistry, IIT Madras, 2006
BSc Science (Chemistry), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, 2002

Dr. Zhenwei Li

Postdoc w us: 2015
PhD w. A. De Vita, King’s College London, 2010-2014
MSc Condensed Matter Physics, Jilin University, 2010
BSc Applied Physics, Jilin University, 2007

Dr. Matthias Rupp

Currently Professor at University of Konstanz
Group leader at Fritz-Haber Institute, Berlin, Germany
Postdoc w us: 2013 – 2015
Postdoc w G. Schneider, ETHZ, 2011-2013
Postdoc at IPAM, UCLA, 2011
Postdoc w K.-R. Muller, TU Berlin, 2010-2011
Postdoc w I. Tetko, Helmholtz Research Center Munich, 2010-2011
PhD w G. Schneider, University of Frankfurt, 2006-2009
Diploma Informatics, University of Frankfurt, 2004

Former PhD students

Mr. Dominik Lemm

Since: Mar 2020
MSc Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Universität Bayreuth, 2019
BSc Biochemistry, Universität Bayreuth, 2017

Mr. Jan Weinreich

Since: Aug 2019
MSc Physics, Universität Göttingen, 2019
BSc Physics, Universität Göttingen, 2013

Mr. Bernard Mazouin

Since: Sep 2018
MSc Chemistry, University of Basel, CH, 2018
BSc Computational Sciences, University of Basel, CH, 2017

Mr. Vinzenz Halhammer

Since: June 2021
MSc in Physics, University of Vienna, 2021
BSc in Physics, University of Vienna, 2019

Mr. Rahul Kumar Jingar

PhD w us: April 2021-Sep 2021
Integrated MSc in Chemistry, IISER Pune, 2020

Mr. Qinglong Liu

PhD w us: Sep 2019 – Sep 2020
MSc Applied Mathematics and Informatics, MIEM, Moscow, 2019
BSc Chemistry, Inner Mongolia University, Huhhot, 2011

Dr. Diana Tahchieva

Currently at IC Information, CH
PhD w us: Jan 2015 – Dec 2019
MSc Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2013
BSc Computational Chemistry, University of Plovdiv, 2011

Dr. Felix Faber

Currently at University of Cambridge, UK
PhD w us: Nov 2014 – Dec 2019 MSc Physics, Linkoping University, 2014

Mr. Jakub Wagner

PhD student w us: Oct 2018 – Jun 2019
MSc, Condensed Matter Physics, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ 2018
BSc Physics, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ 2016

Mrs. Nadine Symonds

PhD student w us: Oct 2017 – Jan 2019
MSc Chemistry, Cardiff University, 2016

Mr. Pablo Alvarez Zapatero

PhD student w us: Oct 2018 – Jan 2019
MSc, Geophysics, University of Madrid, 2017
BSc, Physics, University of Valladolid, 2016

Mrs. Anne-Sophie Alingue

PhD student w us: Sep 2016 – Sep 2017
MSc Chemoinformatics, University of Strasbourg, 2016
BSc Physical Chemistry, University of Strasbourg, 2014

Former Master students

Mrs. Lea Straumann

Undergraduate project w us: May 2015
Chemistry studies (University of Basel

Ms. Miriam Stuke

w us: Aug 2020-June 2021
BSc Nanoscience University Basel, 2016-2019
MSc Nanoscience University Basel, 2019

Ms. Yuri Cho

BSc Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH), South Korea, 2017

Former Executive Assistant

Mrs. Amancaya Formica

w us Sep 2018-Dec 2020