Background and activities

Research Statement

We can not reach the time-scales and length-scales of important processes that occur in biological or industrial processes without making crude approximations or invoking uncertain assumptions. My research aims to bring forward the molecular understanding of complex processes using state-of-the-art simulation techniques. A large part of my research is also devoted to the development of new innovative methodologies that can enhance the accuracy of present methods and expand accessible time- and system scales of computer simulations. More information can be found on my website: 


September  2016, Professor, NTNU Trondheim, Norway.

August 2012, Associate Professor, NTNU Trondheim, Norway.

2006, Centre-of-Excellence fellow at the Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Leuven, Belgium.

2004 Marie Curie fellowship

2003-2006 Postdoc at CECAM and the ENS-Lyon, France.

2003 PhD in physics at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
promotors: Berend Smit and Evert Jan Meijer
Thesis title:"Solvent Effects on Chemistry with Alcohols. An ab initio study."

1999 graduated in the theoretical solid state physics at RUN, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Title master thesis:"Frenkel-Kontorova models on quasi periodic potentials."


Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications