|Posted on April 1, 2015 at 4:30 PM|
At the end of 2013 I was awarded an ikerbasque fellowship. The position includes a five-year contract in the University of the Basque Country (Donostia delegation) and a very small startup budget. As a hosting group I chose the group of Jesus Ugalde, currently hosted at the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC). By the beginning of 2015, some crew from Girona already joined the group: Mauricio Rodriguez (holding a FPU grant) and Eloy Ramos (postdoctoral position paid by the DIPC). By mid March I joined them and, so far, I have only found facilities to settle down.
By September, we will have a new team member, Mr. Sebastian Sitkiewicz, who has been awarded a scolarship to take the European Master of Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (TCCM). Irene Casademont, who had been working with Eloy and myself for the past two years, also agreed to undertake her PhD studies in Donostia. In 2016, after the courses of the Master in Advanced Catalysis and Molecular Modelling (MACMoM) finish, Irene will join our group as well.
The five of ous, Irene, Sebastian, Mauricio, Eloy and myself will work on the next years on the development of density functional theory (DFT) and other related topics such as reduced density matrices, density matrix functional theory and time-dependent processes.