Jörg Behler

Full Professor of Theoretical Chemistry
Jörg Behler

Jörg Behler received his diploma in Chemistry in 2000 at University of Dortmund. He then completed his PhD with Karsten Reuter and Matthias Scheffler at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society with a thesis entitled "Dissociation of Oxygen Molecules on the Al(111) Surface". 


He went on to a postdoc at ETH Zurich with Michele Parrinello, before being hired at Ruhr-University Bochum first as a research associate, then head of a junior research group. 


In 2017, he moved to the University of Göttingen as a Full Professor for Theoretical Chemistry. Recently, he accepted an offer to become a Full Professor for Theoretical Chemistry at Ruhr-University Bochum in combination with a professorship at the newly established Research Center Chemical Sciences and Sustainability of the Research Alliance Ruhr where he will start in November 2022.

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