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Theoretical Chemistry Group Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. Oriol Vendrell

Oriol Vendrell Director, Professorship of Theoretical Chemistry

Institute of Physical Chemistry (PCI) & Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences
Im Neuenheimer Feld 229
69120 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49 (0) 6221 54 5215
e-mail: oriol.vendrell[at]


since 2018 Chair of Theoretical Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Heidelberg University
2021-2023 Dean of Students (Studiendekan), Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
2016-2018 Associate Professor of Physics, Aarhus University
2010-2016 Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science and DESY, Hamburg
2005-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt & Marie Curie), Heidelberg University
2005 PhD in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Autonomous University of Barcelona


Research interests:

  • Ultrafast molecular processes and non-adiabatic phenomena
  • Molecule-light interaction and molecular polaritonics
  • Time-resolved spectroscopy
  • Dynamics of highly anharmonic molecules and clusters
  • Quantum dynamics methods development: MCTDH and its multilayer-MCTDH generalisation


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