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Jörg Meyer

Associate Professor

Dr. J. Meyer
+31 71 527 5569

Jörg Meyer investigates energy conversion at interfaces at the atomic scale. Starting from the Schrödinger equation, he develops and employs computer simulation techniques.

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Curriculum Vitae

Personal information

Nationality: German
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

Co-supervision of 6 PhD students and 3 postdoctoral fellows (including 1 VENI laureate) since 2015.

Other responsibilities since 2012

Publication record including five recent representative publications

35 papers with >1000 citations, H-index 15 (Web of Science)

Full publication record: Leiden University, ORCID or ResearcherID (E-7638-2012)

  • 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:
    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:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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:

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

Associate Professor

  • Science
  • Leiden Institute of Chemistry
  • LIC/Energy & Sustainability

Work address

Gorlaeus Building
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
Room number DM018



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