Lab Members

All lab-members work in offices 2.04 (phone +41-6126-73938) or 5.10.

Research associate

PD Dr. Dirk Bakowies

Starting date: 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
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. Guido von Rudorff

Starting date: Oct 2017
PhD Physics with J. Blumberger, University College London, UK, 2014-2017
MSc Physics, FU Berlin, Germany, 2014
BSc Physics, FU Berlin, Germany, 2012

Dr. Samuel (Kuang-Yu) Chang

Starting date: Aug 2017
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
email: kDOTchangATunibasDOTch

Dr. Anders S. Christensen

Starting date: Oct 2016
Postdoc with Q. Cui, University of Madison Wisconsin, USA, 2014-2016
PhD theoretical chemistry with J. H. Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010-2014
MSc Nanoscience, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008-2010
BSc Nanotechnology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005-2008
email: tba

Dr. Marco Di Gennaro

Starting date: Aug 2016
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
email: marcoDOTdigennaroATunibasDOTch

Dr. Bing Huang

Starting date: Sep 2015
PhD Chemistry with L. Zhuang, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2009-2015
BSc Chemistry, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2005-2009
email: bingDOThuangATunibasDOTch

PhD students

Mrs. Nadine Symonds

Starting date: Oct 2017
MSc Chemistry, Cardiff University, 2016

Mr. Stefan N. Heinen

Starting date: Oct 2016
MSc Chemistry, ETHZ, 2016
BSc Chemistry, ETHZ, 2014
email: stefanniklausDOTheinenATunibasDOTch

Mrs. Diana Tahchieva

Starting date: Jan 2015
MSc Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2013
BSc Computational Chemistry, University of Plovdiv, 2011
email: dianaDOTtahchievaATunibasDOTch

Mr. Felix Faber

Starting date: Nov 2014
MSc Physics, Linkoping University, 2014
email: felixDOTfaberATunibasDOTch


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
email: rDOTsarmientoATunibasDOTch

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
email: anne-sophieDOTalingueATunibasDOTch

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
email: alisaDOTsolovyevaATunibasDOTch

Dr. Raghunathan Ramakrishnan

Reader at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences), Hyderabad, India
Postdoc w us, University of Basel, 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, University of Basel, 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

Mrs. Lea Straumann

Undergraduate project w us, University of Basel, May 2015
Chemistry studies (University of Basel)

Dr. Matthias Rupp

Group leader at Fritz-Haber Institute, Berlin, Germany
Postdoc w us, University of Basel, 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