Alexandre Tkatchenko, Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, Germany
Title: Van der Waals interactions in solids, surfaces, and interfaces

Alexandre Tkatchenko obtained his bachelor degree in Computer Science, and PhD in Physical Chemistry in Mexico. During 2008 -- 2010, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in the Theory Department at the Fritz-Haber-Insitut der MPG in Berlin, Germany. Currently, he leads an ERC-funded group on Functional Materials and Intermolecular Interactions at the same Institute. Alexandre has received the Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award, and was selected for the Volker Heine Young Investigator Award.