Jean-Philip Piquemal received his Ph.D. degree at the Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6, Sorbonne Université), Paris, France, on molecular interactions in bioinorganic systems. He contributed to the development of the SIBFA (sum of interactions between fragments ab initio computed) polarizable force field. He then joined Thomas Darden's group in September 2004 at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA) as an NIH Visiting Fellow. There, he contributed to the development of the Gaussian electrostatic model (GEM), a polarizable force field based on density fitting, and to the improvement of the Amoeba polarizable force field. He returned to France in September 2006 and joined back the UMR 7616 CNRS Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique (LCT) at Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris 6) as an Assistant Professor. He defended his research habilitation (HDR) on September 7, 2009; served as an associate professor for 2 years; and is now acting as a full professor since September 1, 2011. Professor Piquemal has coauthored more than 60 research papers and 40 oral communications. His scientific interests are oriented toward the development of new generation force fields and hybrid QM/MM methods for atomistic simulations of complex systems and toward the design of new quantum interpretative techniques. He is the Acting Director of the Institut Parisien de Chimie Physique et Théorique (IP2CT).
Biography Updated on 9 February 2013