Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ awards visiting professorships 2018

MAINZ Visiting Professorships 2018 for Anna I. Krylov from the University of Southern California, USA, and Klaas-Jan Tielrooij from the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Spain

24 July 2018

The Graduate School of Excellence Materials Science in Mainz (MAINZ) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has awarded visiting professorships to two outstanding scientists. The MAINZ Visiting Professorships 2018 were presented at a gala event to Professor Anna I. Krylov, a theoretical chemist at the University of Southern California, USA, and to Dr. Klaas-Jan Tielrooij, a physicist at the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain. Visiting professorships were established by MAINZ to attract foreign scientists to the various departments of the Graduate School so they can do part of their research here and work with the doctoral candidates studying at MAINZ. Their input can take the form of lectures, seminars, and workshops that help in training doctoral candidates at MAINZ. The MAINZ Visiting Professorships have been awarded annually since 2013.

Anna I. Krylov, University of Southern California, USA

Professor Anna Krylov is an internationally renowned scientist in the area of theoretical chemistry. She is particularly well known for her many contributions dealing with method development in quantum chemistry as well as state-of-the-art applications of quantum chemistry to pending chemical problems. Her focus is on electron correlation and the treatment of electronically challenging states (radicals, excited states, etc.) using coupled-cluster and equation-of-motion coupled-cluster methods. Anna Krylov received the Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2011 and is a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science since 2015.

Klaas-Jan Tielrooij, Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain

Dr. Klaas-Jan Tielrooij is a highly multidisciplinary scientist with a track record across the fields of ultrafast phenomena, nanotechnology, and graphene and related 2D layered materials. He received the FOM Physics Thesis Award 2011 for his PhD research at AMOLF in Amsterdam and holds a degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Chalmers University as well as a postgraduate diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics. He joined the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona in 2011 with an NWO Rubicon grant. Here he combines studying fundamental physics with identifying potential applications in the fields of photodetection, quantum technologies, and telecommunications.