Starting 1st October 2018, Dariusz W. Szczepanik has become a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoc researcher of the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) working in the DiMoCat group. Dr. Szczepanik obtained his PhD at the Jagiellonian University (UJ) in 2013 with academic honours. His doctoral research in the field of mathematical chemistry, under the supervision of Prof. Janusz Mrozek and in collaboration with Prof. Roman F. Nalewajski (Jagiellonian University, Poland), concerned the probabilistic (bayesian) models of the chemical bond within the framework of the orbital communication theory and the theory of Markov’s chains. Since 2013, Dr. Szczepanik visited the IQCC in seven occasions with financial support coming from HPC-Europa in some of the cases. He is the author of the electron density of delocalized bonds (EDDB) method. He uses this method to investigate chemical bonding, electron delocalization, and aromaticity. During his postdoc in the IQCC, he will improve the EDDB algorithm, he will extend EDDB to correlated wavefunctions, and he will apply EDDB to systems of interest such as Hückel-Möbius hybrid aromatic planar metallacycles or Hückel-Möbius-Baird hybrid aromatic expanded porphyrins.
We wish him good luck in his research work!