The core component of PhD training and Research Careers in the TCCM network will be the advancement of knowledge through original independent research. The emphasis will be on stimulating creativity, innovation and autonomy. The achievements of this Ph. D. training will be significantly enhanced by the structure of our Consortium, whose Institutions share similar objectives and because the networking helps to define good and timely thesis subjects chosen to exploit the complementarity between the research groups in an imaginative way. The scientific quality of the research projects, that will be timely offered, is ensured by the top-quality research activity of the different teams integrated in the Institutions forming the Consortium.
Among the researchers working in the framework of our Consortium, It is worth mention:
- Prof. Martin from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, has been awarded with the most important Prize in Spain (Prize Rey Juan Carlos I) for researchers under 40, and with the 2010 Research Prize in Physical Chemistry of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. He is author of several papers published in Science, Nature Chemistry, Nature and, at present, the research leader of an ERC funded project (XCHEM).
- Prof. Werner, from the University of Stuttgart, is an expert recognized worldwide in the development and application of high-level electron correlation methods, with more than 275 published papers, which have accumulated more than 24000 citations, reflected in a H-index of 74.
- Prof. Cederquist from the University of Stockholm is an international reference in multielectron processes, with more than 150 published articles in the field and more than 79 citations per year.
- Prof. Laganà, from the University of Perugia, coordinator of the Chemistry Virtual Organization (VO) of EGI called COMPCHEM, and who is an expert recognized worldwide in molecular quantum dynamics, with about 250 publications and near 3000 citations, is the President of the European Division of Computational Chemistry.
- Prof. Leticia Gonzalez from the University of Vienna received the Dirac Medal in 2011, which is the most important Prize in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry for researchers under 40 years old, awarded every year by the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC).
- Prof. Stefan Grimme has made outstanding contributions in the development of new methods to treat large molecules including dispersion, he is Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen and elected member of the DFG Fachkollegiat Molekülchemie (“Fachkollegiat”).
- Prof. Francesc Illas from the Univ. of Barcelona is Distinguished Professor Mention for the University Research Promotion and was awarded with 2004 Bruker Physical Chemistry Research Award of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry.
- Prof. Stefano Evangelisti, from the Univ. Paul Sabatier, with more than 140 publications is delegate of the European Division of Computational Chemistry and member of the editorial board of several journals (Phys. Chem.) and of different Scientific Committees.
- Prof. Arnout Ceulemans from the Univ. of Leuven, is author of more than 200 publications, Guest Editor of Advances in Quantum Chemistry and promotor of several FWO projects.
- Prof. Ria Broer, from the Univ. of Groningen is the group leader of the Theoretical Chemistry Group, which accumulates more than 600 publications in the field.
- Prof. Enrique Ortí from the Univ. of Valencia, with more than 270 publications, is also an active member of theInstitute for Molecular Science recognized internationally as one of the pioneering centres for the research on molecular science.
- Prof. Helene Gerard from the Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, is specialist in reactivity and solvent effects, crucial in chemistry modelling, and is the Adjunct Director of Doctoral School.
- Prof. Benedetta Mennucci from the Univ. of Pisa, a renown expert in the effects of the medium in chemical and photochemical properties, with more than 150 publications, accumulates more than 7700 citations, is Editor of one prestigious Journal in the field (Theor. Chem. Acc. ) and a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B and C.
- Prof. J. Ugalde, from the Univ. of the Basque Country, received he Euskadi Research Award, 2003, the X.M. Munibe Research Award, 1997, and the International Scientific Exchange Award, 1990, NSERC, Canada.
Many more names could be added to this list from the sameUniversities of the Consortium, and from the Associated Partners.