Konstantin Neyman is ICREA Professor at the Department de Ciència de Materials i Química Física and the Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional, Universitat de Barcelona, leading the group Reactivity of Nanostructures. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the Inst. of Inorganic Chemistry in Novosibirsk and completed Habilitation (Venia Legendi) in Theoretical Chemistry at the TU München. He published a book, 9 book chapters, ca. 200 articles in referred journals and made 360+ presentations at conferences and in universities, 140 of them as invited lectures. His publications were cited 9500 times in WoS, H = 54 and 11500 times in GoogleScholar, H = 61. Before joining ICREA, Dr. Neyman held senior research positions in Germany: at the TU München, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München and Fritz-Haber-Institut (Berlin). He contributed to funds attraction for 40+ research projects. Recipient of the Chalmers Jubilee Professor and Uppsala University Visiting Professor awards.
My research group at the Universitat de Barcelona deals with computational modelling of advanced, in particular, nanostructured inorganic materials important for catalysis, hydrogen technology, energy storage and related applications. A general aim is to understand at the atomic level by carrying out large-scale quantum mechanical computer calculations how the structure and composition of a material are related with its function in a given chemical process. It is often hardly possible to obtain this information experimentally. Yet, its absence drastically hinders knowledge-driven creation of materials with desired improved properties.
Members of my IQTC-UB group Reactivity of Nanostructures: Dr. Albert Bruix Fusté (BdP researcher, 2020-23), Lorena Vega Dominguez (PhD student, 2017-21), Pablo Castro Latorre (PhD student, 2021-25), Riccardo Farris (PhD student, 2021-25), Nicola Danielis (visiting MSc student 2020), Jon Quinlivan Dominguez (PhD student 2021-).