Main Developers of TURBOMOLE

Prof. Dr. Marek Sierka

Prof. Dr. Marek Sierka CV: Marek Sierka studied chemistry and physics at the Jagellonian University, Kraków, Poland (1991-1994); Bergen University, Bergen, Norway (1994-1995); Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (1995-1996). He received his Diplom (M. Sc.) in 1996 and his PhD in 2000 with Joachim Sauer at the Humboldt University of Berlin. For his PhD thesis he received the Humboldt (2001) and Joachim Tiburtius (2001) prizes. From 2001-2004 he was postdoctoral fellow with Reinhart Ahlrichs at the University of Karlsruhe. In 2004 he returned to the Humboldt University and in 2009 he obtained his habilitation. Since 2012 he is Professor of Computational Materials Science at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Research interests: DFT methods for extended (periodic) systems, global and local optimization algorithms for clusters and surfaces, multi-scale modeling of complex materials.