Affiliation: EPFL Lausanne, CH

Keywords: Kohn-Sham density functional theory, Non-Covalent Interactions, Electronic structure tools and descriptors, Design of organic electronic materials



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The research of Clémence Corminboeuf focuses on the theoretical developments and applications of innovative electronic structure methods for rationally designing novel functional molecules, and materials.

Clémence Corminboeuf co-authored more than 100 publications and was the awardee of the Sandoz Family Foundation, which supported her first four years of independent research activities at the EPFL. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from the University of Geneva (Switzerland).

She completed her master thesis in computational chemistry at the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences (Canadian NRC, Ottawa) and obtained her PhD in computational/theoretical chemistry conducting research at both University of Geneva and TU-Dresden. In 2005, she became a Swiss NSF post-doctoral fellow at New York University working with the groups of Prof. Yingkai Zhang and Mark E. Tuckerman. In 2006, she joined the group of Prof. Paul von Ragué Schleyer at the University of Georgia (Athens, USA). In 2010, she received the silver medal at the European Young Chemist Award. In 2012, she was awarded an ERC starting grant and she received the Werner Prize of the Swiss Chemical Society in 2014. She was promoted associate professor in 2014.