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Research interests

My research aim is to understand and predict the chemistry of transition metals in solution and as part of bio-molecular systems, employing theoretical models. The interest in inorganic chemistry was sparked in my master’s thesis work (University of Copenhagen). After my master’s thesis, my interest shifted to theoretical chemistry: I obtained a mobility grant for a PhD at SDU to develop theoretical methods (embedding schemes) for large, bio-molecular systems.

I have since obtained several grants to work with leading authorities in theoretical chemistry: at ETH Zürich I have developed efficient multiconfigurational methods for transition metals, and at Lund University I acquired the know-how to optimize metalloprotein structures.

A recent interest is the development of relativistic quantum chemistry for spectroscopy of bio-inorganic systems, which I use to investigate heavy metals in medicine (e.g. cancer therapy and biomarkers).

Education/Academic qualification

Chemistry , PhD, Development of complete active space methods with polarizable embedding., University of Southern Denmark

1. Dec 201014. Apr 2014

Award Date: 14. Apr 2014

External positions

Assistant Professor, Lund University

1. Dec 20181. Dec 2020

Post-doc, Lund University

1. Jun 20161. Dec 2018

2014, ETH Zürich

15. Apr 201415. Jun 2016

Research areas

  • Theoretical chemistry
  • QM/MM
  • Embedding
  • Metalloenzymes/bio-inorganic chemistry
  • Relativistic quantum mechanics
  • Multiconfigurational methods


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