Tianquan (Tim) Lian received his PhD degree from University of Pennsylvania (under the supervision of late Prof. Robin Hochstrasser) in 1993. After postdoctoral training (with Prof. Charles B. Harris) at the University of California at Berkeley, Tim Lian joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department at Emory University in 1996. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002, Full Professor in 2005, Winship Distinguished Research Professor in 2007, and William Henry Emerson Professor in 2008.
Research Interests: Tim Lian’s research interests are focused on understanding fundamental physical chemistry/chemical physics problems that are essential to energy harvesting, conversion and storage. These problems include interfacial structures and dynamics, exciton dissociation and transport, charge and energy transfer, and catalytic mechanisms in nanomaterials and at interfaces. The Lian group develops and applies modern in situ time-resolved and/or interface selective spectroscopic techniques to directly probe interfacial structures and dynamics, and these experiments are often carried out in collaboration with advanced theory and modelling studies to arrive at molecular-level understanding.
Professional Activities and Awards: Tim Lian is a Kavli Frontiers of Science fellow and a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and Alfred P. Sloan fellowship. Tim Lian was an Editor of Chemical Physics from 2012 to 2018.
Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP), Mainz, Germany
Mischa Bonn is a director at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP), Mainz, Germany. He received his PhD in 1996 from the University of Eindhoven for research performed at the FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics AMOLF in Amsterdam. After postdoctoral research at the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin and Columbia University in New York, he worked at Leiden University from 1999 as an assistant professor and from 2002 as associate professor. In 2004, he became a group leader at AMOLF. In 2011 he joined the Max Planck Society.
Research Interests: Mischa’s research group consists of physicists, chemists, biologists, and engineers working to exploit intrinsic molecular motion to learn about the natural world. To this end, we use a combination of cutting-edge spectroscopies and microscopies, as well as theory, to probe questions regarding physico-chemical coupling in systems relevant to biology, energy and materials science. The three main research themes are water, biomolecules, and charge-carrier dynamics.
Professional Activities and Awards: Mischa has published over 500 research articles. Mischa is in charge of the Max Planck Graduate Center – an interdisciplinary school for excellent students. Mischa has won several prizes and awards, among which the Gold Medal from the Royal Dutch Chemical Society and the Van ‘t Hoff Prize of the Bunsengesellschaft.
David E. Manolopoulos
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
David Manolopoulos obtained a Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge in 1988. After a post-doctoral position at the University of Texas at Austin, he returned to the UK in 1990, first at the University of Nottingham, and then at the University of Oxford, where he is currently a Professor of Theoretical Chemistry in the chemistry department.
Research Interests: Essentially all aspects of chemical dynamics. Including accurate quantum mechanical calculations in the gas phase, nuclear quantum effects in condensed phase systems, master equation approaches to open system quantum dynamics, electron transfer theory, reaction rate theory, and radical pair spin dynamics.
Professional Activities and Awards: David is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the International Academy of Molecular Science. He has been awarded the Chemical Dynamics, Corday-Morgan, and Marlow medals of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Annual Prize of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Angelos Michaelides obtained a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry in 2000 from The Queen's University of Belfast. Following this, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate and junior research fellow at the University of Cambridge and then at the Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow and subsequently research group leader. Between 2006 and 2020 he was at University College London where he was Director and Co-Director of the Thomas Young Centre: The London Centre for the Theory and Simulation of Materials and the founding Director of the Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub. Since 2020 he has been the 1968 Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.
Research Interests: Research in Michaelides’ team involves the development and application of computer simulation approaches to catalytic and environmental interfaces, aiming at reaching fundamental new understanding of elementary processes at such interfaces. Water is a major focus of this work.
Professional Activities and Awards: Prof. Michaelides has received the Marlow Award and Corday-Morgan Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a Bessel Award from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. He has also been the recipient of a European Young Investigator Award and two European Research Council Grants. As of 2019, he holds the World Record for the “fastest marathon dressed as a scientist (male).”
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Michele Ceriotti received his Ph.D. in Physics from ETH Zürich in 2010. He spent three years in Oxford as a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, and at the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. Since 2013 he leads the laboratory for Computational Science and Modeling in the Institute of Materials at EPFL. His research interests focus on the atomic-scale modelling of materials and molecules, based on the sampling of quantum and thermal fluctuations by classical and ab initio molecular dynamics, and on the use of machine learning to predict and rationalize structure-property relations.
Xiamen University, China
Jun Cheng received his PhD in theoretical chemistry from the Queen’s University Belfast in 2008. He then spent five years at University of Cambridge as a postdoc in theoretical chemistry and a junior research fellow at Emmanuel College. He is currently a Professor at the College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University. His research interests are computational electrochemistry and theoretical catalysis. In particular, his group focuses on developing computational methods combining electronic structure theory, machine learning potentials and molecular dynamics to simulate electrochemical interfaces and catalyst dynamics. He has received the Alexander Kuznetsov Prize for Theoretical Electrochemistry from the International Society of Electrochemistry.
Mark D. Ediger
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Mark Ediger received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1984 and moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry. He is currently the Hyuk Yu Professor of Chemistry at UW-Madison. His research is focused on supercooled liquids and glasses, including both polymeric and low molecular weight organic materials. Current research projects include mobility induced in glasses by deformation, the formation of ultrastable and anisotropic glasses by physical vapor deposition, and polyamorphism. Mark has received the APS Polymer Physics Prize and the ACS Hildebrand Award for the study of liquids.
Renee R. Frontiera
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Renee R. Frontiera is the Northrop Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. Her research group uses Raman spectroscopic techniques to examine chemical composition and chemical reaction dynamics on nanometer length scales and ultrafast time scales. This includes work on super-resolution imaging, plasmon-driven processes, and solar energy conversion. She received her Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of California – Berkeley in Richard Mathies’ group and did her postdoctoral research with Richard Van Duyne. Her research group at the University of Minnesota was founded in 2013, and she is the recent recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a DOE Early Career award, and an NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA). She was named one of Chemical & Engineering News’s “Talented 12”, and has won a Journal of Physical Chemistry Lectureship, the American Physical Society’s “Future of Chemical Physics” Lectureship, a Blavatnik finalist, and a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award.
Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Lasse Jensen is a Professor of Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his Cand.Scient from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2000 and his Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His research interest lies in theoretical chemistry and focuses on developing and applying electronic structure methods to molecular plasmonics, surface/resonance enhanced vibrational spectroscopy, and nonlinear optical properties.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Jennifer P. Ogilvie is a Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She received her B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo, her M.Sc. degree from Simon Fraser University, and her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Toronto, Canada. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences at the Ecole Polytechnique. Ogilvie’s group develops multidimensional spectroscopy and imaging methods and applies them to studies of ultrafast energy transfer and charge separation in natural and artificial photosynthetic systems. She is a Sloan Fellow and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.
David R. Reichman
Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
David Reichman is currently Centennial Professor of Chemistry at Columbia University. Reichman has received an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award and the NSF CAREER award, the ACS Physical Chemistry Division Award in Theoretical Chemistry, and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2005 he shared the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences with Christopher Jarzynski and Christoph Dellago. His interests lie in the statistical mechanics of self-assembly, soft-materials, glasses (both quantum and classical) as well as electronic, optical, and transport phenomena in novel solid-state and nanomaterials.
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Francesco Sciortino is full professor at Sapienza, Universita' di Roma. He received his Ph.D. from Palermo University, Italy and was then post-doc with H. Eugene Stanley at Boston University. His research focuses on disordered systems, with emphasis on liquids and soft matter, exploiting a combination of numerical and theoretical methodologies. He is currently involved in research on the thermodynamic of anomalous liquids (especially supercooled water), on the slow the dynamics in glass and gel forming systems, on the collective behavior of patchy colloids, elementary building blocks of self-assembled structures with desired properties.
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
C. David Sherrill is a Professor in the Schools of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech. He obtained his B.S. from MIT, and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Sherrill's group develops approximations in electronic structure theory, implements them with efficient algorithms and interoperable software, and applies them to challenging chemical problems from catalysis and bond-breaking to intermolecular interactions. Sherrill's group has developed very efficient algorithms for density-fitted second-order perturbation theory, coupled-cluster theory, and symmetry-adapted perturbation theory. They create automated software for generating, running, and analyzing large data sets for method evaluation and machine-learning.
Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China
Qiang received his Ph.D. in 2000 from University of Science and Technology of China. Following postdoctoral appointments at University of Michigan and University of Utah, Qiang joined the Institute of Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) in 2007, and he is currently a Professor of Chemistry at ICCAS. Qiang’s research focuses on theoretical studies of quantum dynamics in condensed phases. He specializes in developing new semiclassical and generalized quantum master equation methods to simulate quantum mechanical effects in the nuclear motion, charge and excitation energy transfer dynamics, and related spectroscopic phenomena.
John E. Straub
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
John Straub is a Professor of Chemistry at Boston University. He obtained his B.S. from the University of Maryland, working with Millard Alexander, his Ph.D. from Columbia University, working with Bruce Berne, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, working with Martin Karplus. The Straub Group investigates fundamental aspects of molecular dynamics and thermodynamics underlying the spontaneous formation of complex molecular structures, through self-assembly, folding and aggregation, that informs function, defined by pathways of energy flow and signaling. Current research interests include the study of complex molecular self-assemblies, domain formation in membrane, and amyloid protein aggregation.
Carlos Vega de las Heras
University Complutense of Madrid
First national prize (bachelor in Chemistry of Spain, 1987). Fulbright post-doctoral fellowship in USA (1991-1993). Full professor of Physical Chemistry at Universidad Complutense de Madrid since 2005. Molecular Physics lecture at the conference Thermodynamics 2017. Experience in computer simulations of fluids and solids, with special interest in phase equilibria (fluid-fluid, fluid-solid, and solubility calculations). Development of force fields for water (TIP4P/2005 and TIP4P/ICE) and electrolytes (Madrid force field). Expert in computer simulations of water. Experience in statistical mechanics methods : perturbation theories and integral equations. Computer simulation studies on the kinetics of the fluid-solid transition : nucleation.
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Deli Wang received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from Wuhan University in 2008. She then joined Nanyang Technological University as a Research Fellow for one year. She moved to Cornell University in 2009, where she joined the Energy Materials Center at Cornell (EMC2) as a postdoctoral associate for three years. At the end of 2012, she returned to China. She is currently a professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). Her research interests mainly focus on the rational design of nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage.
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Weitao Yang is the Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry and Physics at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. He works on developing methods for quantum mechanical calculations of large systems and carrying out quantum mechanical simulations of chemical, biological systems and nanostructures. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Peking University in 1982 and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1987. After postdoctoral research at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of California-Berkeley, he joined Duke University in 1998. His current interests include developing fundamental understanding and overcoming major challenges of systematic errors in widely used density functional approximations, connecting density functional theory with many-electron theory, and combining accurate electronic structure theory with statistical mechanics for simulations of chemical and biological systems. Yang has published over 300 papers and has won several awards.
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian, China
Xueming Yang obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry at University of California at Santa Barbara in 1991 and did postdocs at Princeton and UC Berkeley. He moved to Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003, where he is a Distinguished Fellow, and is now a Chair Professor at SUSTech. His main research focus is on chemical dynamics in the gas phase and at interfaces. He has developed a new generation of molecular beam instruments for quantum reaction dynamics studies, developed new experimental tools to investigate surface photocatalysis that allows us to understand photocatalytic elementary reactions at single molecule level, and led a successful effort to build a new VUV free electron laser. Xueming has received numerous research awards including the Humboldt Research Award, Broida Prize, Tan Kah Kee Science Award and National Natural Science Award.
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