Our research is mainly focused on nonadiabatic processes occurring after molecular photoexcitation. These investigations are done using quantum-chemical and excited-state dynamics simulations. I’m also the designer and one of the main developers of the Newton-X program.
I earned a Ph.D. in physics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2001. In 2008, I was granted a Habilitation (Privatdozent) to teach quantum chemistry at the University of Vienna, where I was a postdoc fellow with Hans Lischka. From 2010 to 2015, I’ve been a group leader at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim, Germany. In 2015, I moved to Marseille where I was appointed as a professor of a chair of excellence A*Midex.
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The research in my group is supported by:
- The Excellence Initiative of the Aix-Marseille University (A*MIDEX), funded by the French Government “Investissements d’Avenir” program.
- The ERC Advanced Grant SubNano.
- The FET-OPEN project BOOSTCROP.
- The HPC resources from the Mesocenter in the Aix-Marseille University, through the project Equip@Meso (ANR-10-EQPX-29-01), also funded by the French Government “Investissements d’Avenir” program.
- The WSPLIT project funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-17-CE05-0005-01).