Nanoscale Simulations

VandeVondele, Joost, Prof. Dr.

Joost VandeVondele

ETH Zürich
Prof. Dr. Joost VandeVondele
Nanoscale Simulations
HIT G 41.4
Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27
8093 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 633 84 51
Fax: +41 44 633 14 59

Academic Record

ETH Zurich, Switzerland Nov 2011 - NA Assistant Professor Nanoscale Simulation, ERC starting grant: development of modeling tools for the nanoscale, solar cells
University of Zurich, Switzerland
c/o Prof. J. Hutter
Nov 2005 - Oct 2011 Oberassistent: Dye sensitized solar cells, radicals in solution, massively parallel DFT, large scale atomistic simulations, new methods for Hartree-Fock exchange.
University of Cambridge, UK
c/o Prof. M. Sprik
Jan 2003 - Oct 2005 Marie Curie Fellow: Early steps in radiation damage, electron transfer reactions and radicals, ab initio simulation of liquids.
University of Zurich, Switzerland
c/o Prof. J. Hutter
Jan 2002 - Nov 2002 Postdoctoral researcher: Linear scaling DFT and efficient ab initio molecular dynamics for large systems. CP2K/Quickstep development.
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
c/o Prof. U. Rothlisberger
Oct 1998 - Dec 2001 Ph.D. student (awarded the ETH medal): Extending length and time scales of ab initio molecular dynamics, QM/MM simulations and enhanced sampling. CPMD development.
University of Ghent, Belgium Oct 1993 - Jul 1998 Engineering with specialisation in physics:
Final total grade: great distinction
Diploma grade: greatest distinction.(**) 
Socrates year at the EPF Lausanne, Switzerland.(*)

(*) Spent the 4th year at EPFL, CH, Physics department (final average mark: 9.5/10).

(**) The diploma work ‘Ab initio molecular dynamics for metallic systems’ c/o A. De Vita in the group of Prof. R. Car, (IRRMA) EPFL.


For a detailed summary of past research and current research interests I refer to an extensive online summary.

Teaching Experience


Several successful grant applications (PI/co-PI) funding people
Several grants (PI/co-PI) for significant amounts of computer time at european and US computer centers. These represent significant external funding.

Publications and presentations

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Google Scholar

ORCID 0000-0002-0902-5111
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