Our Team Members

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Alexandre Tkatchenko

Group Leader

Alexandre Tkatchenko is a Professor of Theoretical Chemical Physics at the University of Luxembourg. He obtained his bachelor degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. In 2008−2010, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin. Between 2011 and 2016, he led an independent research group at the same institute. Tkatchenko has given more than 200 invited talks, seminars and colloquia worldwide, published more than 140 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals (h-index=57), and serves on the editorial boards of Physical Review Letters and Science Advances (an open-access journal in the Science family). He received a number of awards, including the Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award of the German Physical Society, and two flagship grants from the European Research Council: a Starting Grant in 2011 and a Consolidator Grant in 2017.

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Jorge Charry Martinez

PhD Student

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Martin Stoer

PhD Student

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Pillon Erik

PhD Student

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Valentin Vassilev Galindo

PhD Student

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Dmitry Fedorov

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Katerine Saleme Ruiz

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Ornella Vaccarelli

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Reza Karimpour

PhD Student

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Igor Poltavskyi

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Leonardo Medrano Sandonas

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Peter Szabo

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Somayeh Khazaei

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The work of Prof. Alexandre Tkatchenko is supported in part by the European Research Council under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n. 725291)  and by FNR.