Jörg Meyer investigates energy conversion at interfaces at the atomic scale. Starting from the Schrödinger equation, he develops and employs computer simulation techniques.
Former PhD candidates
Date of birth: 8 June 1981
2012 PhD, Faculty of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 16 February 2012 (summa cum laude)
Thesis title: ‘Ab initio modelling of Energy Dissipation during Chemical Reactions on Transition Metal surfaces’
Advisor: Prof. Dr. K. Reuter
2006 Diploma in Physics, Faculty of Physics, Universität Hannover, Germany (with distinction)
Current and previous research positions
2015 – now Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University, The Netherlands
2013 – 2014 Post-doctoral Researcher, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University, The Netherlands (Prof. G.J. Kroes)
2012 – 2013 Post-doctoral Researcher, Department Chemie, Technische Universität München, Germany (Prof. K. Reuter)
Grants, awards, recognitions since 2010
2018 NWO-ENW Supercomputing grant together with I.M.N. Groot
2017 NWO-ENW “Materials for Sustainability” programme grant together with L.B.F. Juurlink and J.M. Bakker (k€ 700)
2015 NWO-CW Vidi grant (k€ 800)
2013 Winner of Young Investigator Competition at Gordon Research Conference “Dynamics at Surfaces” & DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) travel grant (2nd time in a row)
2011 Winner of Young Investigator Competition at Gordon Research Conference “Dynamics at Surfaces” & DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) travel grant (1st time in a row)
Contribution to teaching and supervision
- Course (annual) for MSc Chemistry at Leiden University: Density Functional Theory in Practice
- Course (annual) for BSc Molecular Science and Technology (Leiden/Delft): Quantumchemie en Fysica
- Lecture for course Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC): From the foundations to practical DFT calculations
- Lectures for Winter School on Theoretical chemistry in Han-sur-Lesse: Machine Learning in Computational Chemistry
Co-supervision of 6 PhD students and 3 postdoctoral fellows (including 1 VENI laureate) since 2015.
Other responsibilities since 2012
- Co-organiser of the second KNCV-CTC symposium (Leiden University, 2020)
- Organiser of focus session “Beyond Arrhenius - vibrationally promoted conversion of inert molecules” at national chemistry conference CHAINS 2019
- Co-organiser of the KNCV-CTC kick-off symposium (VU Amsterdam, 2019)
- Selected as a returning mentor for the International High-Performance Computing Summer School (IHPCSS) in 2018
- Founding board member of the division for Computational and Theoretical Chemistry (CTC) of the Royal Dutch Society for Chemistry (KNCV, since 2017)
- Co-organiser and lecturer of the International Summer School “Towards a sustainable energy future – role of catalysis?” (2017, for 3rd year BSc students)
- Member of programme committee for MSc chemistry at Leiden university (since 2016)
- Member of the institute council of the Leiden Institute for Chemistry (since 2015)
- Co-organiser of colloquia on Fundamental Research in Energy & Sustainability (FRESH, since 2015)
- Co-chair of Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) “Dynamics at Surfaces” (2013)
- Reviewer for The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Physical Review Letter, The Journal of Chemical Physics, Surface Science, Journal of Computational Chemistry (among others)
Publication record including five recent representative publications
35 papers with >1000 citations, H-index 15 (Web of Science)
- Rasti, S.; Meyer, J.
Importance of Zero-Point Energy for Crystalline Ice Phases: A Comparison of Force Fields and Density Functional Theory.
J. Chem. Phys. 2019, 150 (23), 234504. DOI: 10.1063/1.5097021
part of special topic “Chemical Physics of Supercooled Water”
- Spiering, P.; Shakouri, K.; Behler, J.; Kroes, G.-J.; Meyer, J.
Orbital-Dependent Electronic Friction Significantly Affects the Description of Reactive Scattering of N2 from Ru(0001).
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10, 2957–2962. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00523
- Chen, L.; Lau, J. A.; Schwarzer, D.; Meyer, J.; Verma, V. B.; Wodtke, A. M.
The Sommerfeld Ground-Wave Limit for a Molecule Adsorbed at a Surface.
Science 2018, 363 (6423), 158–161. DOI: 10.1126/science.aav4278
- Spiering, P.; Meyer, J.
Testing Electronic Friction Models: Vibrational De-Excitation in Scattering of H2 and D2 from Cu(111).
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2018, 9, 1803–1808. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03182
- Shakouri, K.; Behler, J.; Meyer, J.; Kroes, G.-J.
Accurate Neural Network Description of Surface Phonons in Reactive Gas–Surface Dynamics: N 2 + Ru(0001).
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8, 2131–2136. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00784
Presentations including five presentations at international conferences since 2010
>25 invited presentations at academic institutions, companies, workshops and conferences plus 2 young investigator prize winner’s talks at Gordon Research Conferences
- 258th ACS National Meeting, Symposium on “Water in the Universe” (August 2019, San Diego, CA, USA)
- GRC “Dynamics at Surfaces” (July 2019, Newport, RI, USA)
- 15th SDMC Meeting (Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Molecules and Clusters, February 2018, Dooars, India)
- CECAM workshop on “Challenges in reaction dynamics of gas-surface interactions and methodological advances in dissipative and non-adiabatic processes” (June 2017, Albi, France)
- 23rd IASBS Meeting on Condensed Matter Physics (May 2017, Zanjan, Iran)
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