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Prof Reinhard Maurer

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Prof Reinhard Maurer

Professor of Computational Surface Chemistry and Interface Physics 

About Me

My research focuses on the theory and simulation of molecular reactions on surfaces and in materials. I study the structure, composition, and reactivity of molecules interacting with solid surfaces. Our goal is to find a detailed understanding of the explicit molecular-level dynamics of molecular reactions as they appear in catalysis, photochemistry, and nanotechnology. Members of my research group develop and use electronic structure theory, quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, and machine learning methods to achieve this.

Groups at Warwick


  • Director of Graduate Studies


  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of the German Physical Society
  • Elected Member of the RSC Faraday Community Board


  • 2022 - present, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, University of Warwick, UK
  • 2020 - 2022, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
  • 2017 - 2020, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
  • 2014 - 2017, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, Yale University, USA
  • 2010 - 2014 Doctoral Candidate, Department Chemie, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • 2005 - 2010, Undergraduate Study of Chemistry (Diplom), University of Graz, Austria