Professor Michele Cascella
Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences, University of Oslo
I am interested in multi-scale computational modelling of (bio)chemical systems in the condensed phase. I develop and use a large palette of computational approaches from ab initio, classical, and hybrid QM/MM molecular dynamics, to coarse-grained and meso-scale modelling. In recent years, I have been particularly interested in developingcomputational models for molecular simulations of soft matter at the interface between the molecular and the mesoscale resolutions, using density-field. My research is done in direct collaboration with international partners, covering several fields of physics, chemistry and biochemistry.
After graduating in Chemistry at Sapienza University of Rome in 2000, I joined the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, where, in 2004, I got a PhD in Statistical and Biological Physics. I then moved to Switzerland, first at EPFL-Lausanne for a postdoc in the group of Prof. Roethlisberger, then as Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Bern. Since 2014, I have been appointed faculty at UiO, initially as Associate Professor, and since 2016 as Full Professor in Theoretical Chemistry.
I have been the recipient of various research grants, including the Swiss SNF-Professorship fellowship, and Marie-Skłodowska Curie Actions. Currently, I am a Principal Investigator a research network in “Multiscale-modelling of soft matter systems” funded by the German Research Foundation, and of the National Centre of Excellence “Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences”, where I lead the research in Multi-scale modelling.
Supervisor for the following CompSci projects
- Development and implementation of multi-resolution models in the exa-scale (available in call 1)
- Ab initio MD for accurate descriptions of entropy and degradation of nanoporous catalysts (available in call 2)