Dr. Klaas Giesbertz

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faculteit der bètawetenschappen ( theoretische chemie )
Post-doctoral researcher

Dr. Klaas Giesbertz obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Topmaster’s degree in Nanoscience at the University of Groningen in 2005. During his PhD at VU University Amsterdam, he pioneered the use of time-dependent one-body reduced density matrix functional theory for the calculation of excitation energies in strongly correlated systems. The dissociating hydrogen molecule is the simplest example of a strongly correlated system. More popular approaches as density functional theory fail catastrophically if strong correlations become important.

In 2010, Giesbertz obtained his PhD degree Cum Laude for his ground breaking PhD work. Thereafter, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) together with Robert van Leeuwen, continuing his work on strong correlation effects. In 2012, Klaas Giesbertz came back to The Netherlands after acquiring a VENI grant and is currently executing his research on strongly correlated systems in the Theoretical Chemistry research group.