Lab Members

All lab-members work in offices 5.04, 5.09, 5.10, or 5.11.

Executive assistant

Mrs. Amancaya Formica

Tel: +41 61 207 3938
Since: Sep 2018

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. 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. Max Schwilk

Since: Mar 2018
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. 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. Bing Huang

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

PhD students

Mr. Dominik Lemm

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

Ms. Puck van Gerwen

Since: September 2019
MSc Theory and Simulation of Materials, Imperial College London, 2019
BSc Chemistry with Materials Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, 2017

Mr. Jan Weinreich

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

Mr. Michael Sahre

Since: May 2019
MSc Chemistry, Humboldt University, 2019
BSc Chemistry, Humboldt University, 2016

Mr. Giorgio Domenichini

Since: April 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. Bernard Mazouin

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

Mr. Marco Bragato

Since: Feb 2018
MSc Chemistry, University of Milano, 2017
BSc Chemistry, University of Milano, 2015

Mr. Stefan N. Heinen

Since: Oct 2016
MSc Chemistry, ETHZ, 2016
BSc Chemistry, ETHZ, 2014

Shared PhD students

Mr. Vanni Doffini

Since: Dec 2019
Product development engineer, Climeworks, 2019 COS EPFL Applied Data Science: Machine Learning, 2019
MSc Chemical and Bioengineering, ETHZ, 2019
BSc Chemical Engineering, ETHZ, 2017

Master students

Mrs. Miriam Stuke
BSc Nanoscience, University of Basel, 2019


Postdoctoral research associates

Dr. Anders S. Christensen
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
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
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
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
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. Qinglong Liu
Since: September 2019
MSc Applied Mathematics and Informatics, MIEM, Moscow, 2019
BSc Chemistry, Inner Mongolia University, Huhhot, 2011
Dr. Diana Tahchieva
PhD w us: Jan 2015 – Dec 2019
MSc Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2013
BSc Computational Chemistry, University of Plovdiv, 2011

Dr. Felix Faber
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

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)

Past and present Visitors