Prof. Ursula Roethlisberger

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Education:
• 1987-1988 Diploma in Physical Chemistry, University of Bern, Switzerland.
• 1988-1991 PhD, University of Bern & IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland.

Professional Experience:
• 1991-1992 Postdoc at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon & University of Bern
• 1992-1995 Postdoc with Prof. Michael L. Klein, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

 • 1995-1996 Postdoc with Prof. Michele Parrinello, MPI Solid State Physics, Stuttgart, Germany

 

• 1996-1997 Profile-2 Fellow of the Swiss NSF, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
• 1997-2002 Assistant Professor – Computational Inorganic Chemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

EPF Lausanne:
• 2002-2008 Associate Professor of Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry
• 2009-now Full Professor of Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry
• 2004-2007 Director of the Section Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the
Faculty of Basic Sciences at the EPFL

Visiting Professor:
• International School of Advanced Studies, SISSA, Trieste, Italy (1999)

International Professional Activities:
• Associate Editor:
ACS Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (since 2008 – now)
• Editorial Advisory Board:
J. Phys. Chem. (2013 – now)
Chem. Phys. Lett. (2012 – now)
J. Phys. D: Applied Physics (2013-2015)
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (2001-2006)
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (2004-2008)
Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (2001 – now)
• Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Cluster of Excellence UniCat, Berlin (2009-now)
• Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Born Institute For Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin (since 2015)
• Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire CECAM
• Conference Chair:
Workshop ‘Pushing the Boundaries of Biomolecular Simulations’, Ascona, Switzerland (2008), Member of the Advisory Committee of the CCP2007 Conference on Computational Physics, Brussels, Belgium (2007), co-organizer of 4 CECAM workshops, Lyon, France, Workshop on ‘Progress in ab initio modeling of biomolecules: methods and applications’, Lorentz Center University of Leiden
• Member of the PRACE prioritization Panel (2012-now)
• Member of PE4 evaluation panel for ERC starting grants (2014-now)
• Member of Professional Organizations:
American Chemical Society, Swiss Chemical Society, American Physical Society, Swiss Association of Computational Chemists (SACC), Biophysical Society

Awards and Honors:
• Doron Prize 2016
• EuCheMS Lecture Award 2015
• Elected to be a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science
(2015)
• Member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation
(2004-2007)
• Dirac Medal for ‘the outstanding computational chemist in the world under the age of 40’ from the World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists WATOC (2004)
• Ruzicka Prize (2001)