Current Funding: Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship

Funding source: Academy of Finland

Title: New frontiers in computational spectroscopy: Advancing the GW method for molecular core excitations

Grant no: 316168

Period: 1st of September 2018 – 31th of August 2021

Description: Computational science has developed into a versatile tool that can probe the laws of science in ways that are difficult or sometimes impossible to measure experimentally. This project will advance computational spectroscopy tools supporting the interpretation of experimental results. Spectroscopy is the study of how electromagnetic radiation interacts with matter. It is used in chemistry and physics to detect, identify and quantify information about the atoms and molecules. The new methods developed in this project enable spectroscopy calculations on large supercomputers which will help to understand the formation of graphene nanoribbons. The latter are narrow stripes of carbon structures with huge potential for application in electronic devices paving the way for carbon-based computers. The studies in this project include also ionic liquids, organic salts that are of paramount importance in chemistry as environmentally friendly solvents and electrolytes in solar cells and batteries.

Funding volume: Euro 243k, highly competitive, individual grant with an acceptance rate of 14% in 2017/18 covering salary, research expenses and travel

Previous Funding: Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship

Funding agency: Swiss National Science Foundation

Grant no:168444

Period: 1st of November 2016 to  30th of April 2018

Description: With my SNF fellowship, I joined the group of Prof. Patrick Rinke at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University, after finishing my PhD at the University of Z├╝rich. The 1.5 years of my fellowship focused on large-scale development of valence-state GW algorithms and initial work on core-level calculations.

Funding volume: CHF 70k covering salary and travel expenses