Department of

Computational Biological Chemistry

Univ.-Prof., Deputy head
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Researcher ID

Curriculum vitae

University of Giessen
1994-1997Study of chemistry
University of Göttingen
1997-1999Study of chemistry
1998 ERASMUS semester (Paris, France): Bromination of cyclopropylidenes
Advisor: Prof. M.F. Ruasse, A. de Meijere
1999Diploma thesis: Photodissociation of iodine in supercritical fluids
Advisor: Prof. J. Troe
Max-Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry (Göttingen)
1999-2003 PhD thesis: Intra- and intermolecular vibrational energy transfer of selected molecules
Advisor: Prof. J. Troe
2003 Postdoctoral fellowship:Vibrational energy transfer of benzylic systems
Grant-holder: Prof. D. Schwarzer
University of Vienna
2004-2006 Postdoctoral fellowship:Studying the protein-water interface
Grant-holder: Prof. O. Steinhauser
2006-2012 University assistant:
Department of Computational Biological Chemistry
Research Lab for Computational Technologies and Applications
2012 Habilitation: Computational studies of molecular ionic liquids
2013-2016 Assistant professor at the Department of Computational Biological Chemistry
2013-2017 Workgroup leader "Physico-chemical properties of ionic liquids"
of COST action CM1206
2017-2022 Associate professor at the Department of Computational Biological Chemistry
2019- Member of the Board of Directors of the European Society on Ionic Matter
2022- Full professor at the Department of Computational Biological Chemistry

Teaching activities

Research activities

Solvation dynamics: Ionic Liquids: Computational spectroscopy:


Scientific committees

  • Member of the board of directors of the "European society on ionic matter"
  • Member of the management committee of COST action CM1206
  • Workgroup leader of COST action CM1206
  • Organizer of COST workshop "Ionic liquids at interfaces" in Antalya (2015)
  • Co-organizer of the "26th EUCHEM on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids" in Vienna (2016)
  • Conference committees:
    • ILMAT 4 in Santiago de Compostela (2017)
    • Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society E-MRS (2018)
    • Fehrmann International Symposium on Sustainable Molten Salt and Ionic Liquid Processing (2018)

Reviewing activities

  • DFG (Germany), NSF (US), ANR (France)
  • J. Chem. Phys., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., J. Phys. Chem. A+B+C, Phys. Rev. Lett., J. Chem. Theory Comput., Fluid Phase Equil., Monatshefte, Sep. & Pur. Technol., Int. J. Quant. Chem.
  • PhD theses: University of Santiago de Compostela, University of Vienna, University of Rostock
Imprint: (as stipulated by Austrian law, MedienG 2005): S. Boresch / C. Schröder,
Institut für Computergestützte Biologische Chemie, Währinger Strasse 17, 1090 Wien, Austria