Current averaged geographical origin of the group members (updated April 2022):

Group members

Dr. Basile F. E. Curchod
Associate Professor
More details can be found here.
Yorick Lassmann
PhD Student (since 2020)
Yorick is originally from in Vienna (Austria) but decided to move to Zürich (Switzerland) and study Chemistry at ETH. There he received his Bachelors degree and is currently pursuing a Masters degree. He has joined the group to do his Master Thesis and will stay for his PhD.
Dr. Daniel Hollas
Postdoctoral Researcher (since 2021)
Daniel got his PhD from the group of Prof. Petr Slavíček in Prague and is currently developing an automated strategy to calculate photoabsorption cross-sections of atmospheric volatile organic compounds.
Dr Dasha Shchepanovska
Postdoctoral Researcher (since 2022)
Dasha obtained her PhD in Bristol and is currently working on the excited-state dynamics of molecules in complex environments, in close collaboration with experimentalists within the UPDICE project.
Jack Taylor
Phd Student (since 2021)
Jack graduated from Durham University and is currently working on the description of conical intersections within linear-response time-dependent density functional theory, co-supervised by Prof David Tozer.
Vera Brieskorn
MSc Student (since 2023)
Vera started her Chemistry studies in Vienna, Austria, where she did her Bachelor‘s thesis in the group of Prof. Leticia González. She has joined the group for her Master‘s thesis focusing on the excited state dynamics of a metallorganic ruthenium sandwich complex.
Harry Stroud
PhD student (since 2022)
Jiří Janoš
Visiting student (Summer 2021)
Jiří grew up in the Czech Republic where he received his BSc at UCT Prague under the supervision of prof. Petr Slavíček. Currently, he studies the MSc programme of Physical Chemistry also at UCT Prague. His work mainly focuses on the photochemistry of organic biologically relevant compounds such as bilirubin, porphyrin and cyclopropanone.
Currently: PhD Student with Prof. Petr Slavíček at UCT Prague.
Lewis Hutton
PhD Student (since 2019)
Lewis is originally from Oxford. He completed his integrated masters in chemistry (MChem) at Cardiff University. In his masters project, with Prof. Peter Knowles, he worked on surface hopping calculations of the 1,3-Cyclohexadiene ring opening reaction using electronic structure methods.
Emanuele Marsili
PhD Student (since 2019)
Emanuele grew up in Siena (Italy). He completed a Bachelor in Chemistry in his home town and he got a Master at the University of Paris-Saclay within the SERP Chem European program. During his bachelor he worked with Prof. Massimo Olivucci on a model of rhodopsin potential energy surfaces, and then applied this model with different dynamics methods during his Master thesis in Paris under the supervision of Dr. Federica Agostini and Dr. David Lauvergnat.


Dr. Antonio Prlj
Postdoctoral Researcher (2019-2022)
Antonio completed his MSc in Chemistry at the University of Zagreb. He obtained his PhD degree in the group of Prof. Clemence Corminboeuf in EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), followed by a short postdoctoral stay with Prof. Jiri Vanicek. His research interests include molecular excited states and nonadiabatic dynamics methods, as well as organic electronics materials.
Currently: Research Associate at the Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb, Croatia.
Zoe Crome
Master student (2021-2022)
Zoe grew up in Colchester. She is currently completing an integrated masters course in physics and chemistry through natural sciences.
Dr Lea-Maria Ibele
PhD Student (2018-2022)
Lea grew up in Dornbirn (Austria) and completed her BSc and MSc in Chemistry at the University of Vienna. During her master thesis in the González Research Group she worked on the surface hopping dynamics of the adenine oligonucleotide focusing on a detailed wavefunction analysis to characterise the excited states.
Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher in the group of Dr Federica Agostini in Paris.
Krystof Chrappova
CDT/TECS Postgraduate student (since 2023)
Joshua Sims
Visiting student (2021-2022)
Joshua Sims is from Rennes (France). He completed a master’s in computational physics and chemistry at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (France). His project involves the study of  the accuracy of TDDFT for calculating the cross sections of atmospheric molecules.
Oscar Thickpenny
M.Sc. student (2020-2021)
Julien Astier
M.Sc. student (since 2022)
Charlie Cook
B.Sc. student (since 2022)
Siqi Yu
B.Sc. student (since 2022)
Luke Moore
Master student (2020-2021)
Luke is from Derbyshire and is currently reading an integrated masters course in Chemistry at the University of Durham. He has joined the group to undertake his 4th year research project.
Currently: PhD Student in group of Profs Mike Robb and Michael Bearpark at Imperial College London.
Kacper Patej
(Virtual) visiting student (Summer 2021)
Dr Davide Accomasso
(Virtual) visiting researcher – HPC-Europa3 (April-October 2021)
Alexander Moore
Master student (2020-2021)
Joe Cooper
Master Student (2019-2020)
Currently: PhD Student in group of Dr Adam Kirrander at the University of Edinburgh
María Eugenia Sandoval-Salinas
Visiting PhD Student (2019)
Maru grew up in Mexico, where she completed her BSc and MSc in Chemistry. Currently, she is a PhD student at the University of Barcelona. Her research is carried out under the supervision of Dr. David Casanova in the DIPC (Donostia International Physics Center) and focused on the electronic structure characterization of organic radicals and photophysical processes.
Angus Nicolson
Master Student (2018 – 2019)
Currently PhD Student at Oxford University.
Angus has lived in Oxford for most of his life and is now reading a Natural Sciences integrated masters course in Durham. He will graduate with a joint honours in Chemistry and Physics, giving him a strong theoretical background.