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Personal Information
Name
Marcel Swart
Titles
PhD (2002), Prof. (2009), FYAE (2014), FRSC (2015)
Gender
Male
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Education
1998-2002
PhD study, University of Groningen (NL)
Supervision: Prof. H.J.C. Berendsen, Prof. G.W. Canters, Prof. J.G. Snijders
PhD ceremony: September 10, 2002
1999
European Summer school in Quantum Chemistry (ESQC), Tjörnarp (SE)
1998
Fifth Sostrup Summer School on Quantum Chemistry, Århus (DK)
1997-2001
Annual winter school Theoretical Chemistry & Spectroscopy, Han-sur-Lesse (BE)
1990-1996
Undergraduate and Master study Chemistry, University of Groningen (NL)
Current positions
Jul. 2015 - now
Director of Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC), University of Girona (ES)
Sep. 2009 - now
ICREA Research Professor @ Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC), University of Girona (ES)
Previous positions
May 2006 - May 2011
ICREA-Júnior Researcher @ Institute of Computational Chemistry (IQC), University of Girona (ES)
(ended Sep.2009 upon promotion to ICREA Research Professor)
Mar. 1998 - May 2006
Pre-Girona time (PhD, postdoc), see history
Honors and awards
Sep. 2017
Special award by Serbian Chemical Society for my continuous support for advancing chemical sciences in Serbia.
Jun. 2017
Award for Best Paper in 2016 at the University of Belgrade (Serbia) with Maja Gruden
Nov. 2015
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Oct. 2014
Elected Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe
Jun. 2012
Silver Jubilee Prize 2012 of the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society
Sep. 2011
Premi extraordinari de doctorat en Química 2010 awarded to Dr. Sílvia Osuna
Oct. 2010
Premi extraordinari de doctorat en Química 2009 awarded to Dr. Mireia Güell
Sep. 2009
ICREA Research Professor (permanent) position awarded
May 2006 - now
Six journal covers, one VIP paper and two Highly-Cited papers (ISI Essential Science Indicators)
Mar. 2006
Selected as Promising young chemist to contribute to special issue ("Inorganic Chemistry - The Next Generation") for 40th anniversary of Inorganica Chimica Acta
Sep. 2005
Young Scientist Excellence Award 2005, International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (www.iccmse.org)
Jul. 2005
ICREA-Júnior Researcher position awarded
Supervision
current
2 undergraduate students, 6 PhD students, 2 postdocs, see group page
2009 - now
Supervision of short research stays (2-10 months) of 11 high-school/Master/PhD students, 3 postdocs and 3 visiting professors
Jul. 2014
Master thesis A. Romero-Rivera, "Mechanism of action of Salen-Manganese antioxidant complexes: The Catalase reaction to neutralize reactive oxygen species" (UdG)
Jun. 2013
Undergraduate thesis A. Romero-Rivera, "Study of reactivity on endohedral fullerene C36 through theoretical chemistry" (UdG)
Mar. 2010
PhD thesis S. Osuna Oliveras (Premi Extraordinari 2010), "Theoretical studies of the exohedral reactivity of fullerene compounds" [pdf] (UdG)
Jul. 2009
PhD thesis M. Güell Serra (Premi Extraordinari 2009), "Theoretical studies of systems of biochemical interest containing Fe and Cu transition metals" [pdf] (UdG)
Sep. 2008
Master thesis Ll. Armangué Fraixinó, "Estudi teòric sobre la caracterització de Citocroms C utilitzant NMR" (UdG)
Jun. 2007
DEA (midterm PhD/Master) thesis S. Osuna Oliveras, "Study of the Diels-Alder reaction on endohedral fullerenes" (UdG)
Apr. 2005
Master thesis T. van der Wijst, "Proper descriptions of the interaction between stacked DNA bases and Watson-Crick base pairs using density functional theory" (VU)
Scientific offspring
2006 - 2010, 2012 - 2016
Sílvia Osuna, RyC Fellow, ERC-StG holder, Girona
2012 - 2013
Alexandra Carvalho, independent group leader (investigador FCT, starting Jan. 2017), Coimbra
2010 - 2013
Mikael Johansson, Independent Group Leader, Helsinki
2009-2012
Jordi Poater, ICREA Research Professor, Barcelona
Organisation of scientific meetings
Apr. 2018
Girona Seminar on Predictive Catalysis: Transition-Metal Reactivity by Design (Girona, ES)
Jun. 2017
"Progress in Theoretical Chemistry: Biomolecules and Materials" Symposium at XXXVI Reunión Bienal RSEQ (Sitges, ES)
Jul. 2016
Summer Training School COST Action CM1305 (ECOSTBio) (Groningen, NL)
Apr. 2016
Girona Seminar on Predictive Catalysis: Transition-Metal Reactivity by Design (Girona, ES)
Jul. 2015
Summer Training School COST Action CM1305 (ECOSTBio) (Groningen, NL)
Jun. 2015
XXXI Meeting of the XRQTC Research Network (Girona, ES)
Sep. 2014
First Scientific Meeting of COST Action CM1305 (ECOSTBio) (Girona, ES)
2006 - 2012
Member of local organizing committee Girona Seminar series
Institutional responsibilities
Sep. 2016 - now
Board Member of Young Academy of Europe
Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2016
Associate Editor RSC Advances
Jul. 2015 - now
Director of Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC), University of Girona (ES)
Jul. 2015 - now
Member of University Council (Consell de Govern), University of Girona (ES)
Jul. 2015 - now
Member of University Claustre, University of Girona (ES)
2014-2018
Action Chair for COST Action CM1305 (ECOSTBio): Coordinator for organization of COST Action Scientific and Management Committee Meetings
2014 - now
Member of "Open Science Task Force" of Young Academy of Europe, including participation at workshop "Vision on Open Science in 2030", European Commission
2012 - 2016
Elected member of Claustre (official body of the University that has a controlling function and has to approve annually the activities of the Rector), University of Girona, Spain
(switched to automatic member upon becoming Director IQCC in July 2015)
2012 - now
Member of the Permanent Committee, Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC), University of Girona, Spain
2009 - now
Faculty member, University of Girona, Spain
2006 - now
Graduate Student Advisor, University of Girona, Spain
Commissions of trust
Mar. 2016 - now
Editorial Board Inorganica Chimica Acta
Sep. 2015 - now
Jun. 2014 - now
Member of Comité de Usuarios de la Red Española de Supercomputación (CURES)
Mar. 2014 - now
2014
Member of QMC-FPD committee of Agencia Nacional de EvaluaciĆ³n y Prospectiva (ANEP) for postdoctoral positions (Juan de la Cierva), Spain
2013 - 2015
Editor Wiley book (release Dec. 2015) on "Spin states in biochemistry and inorganic chemistry: Influence on Structure and Reactivity", see books page
Jan. 2012 - now
2011
Member of QMC-PROEXT2011 committee (ANEP) for short-term visits by staff members
2011
Member of QMC-BEX2011 committee (ANEP) for postdoctoral scholarships abroad
Member of PhD/Master committees
2017
(substitute) PhD defense Rodrigo García-Muelas, ICIQ Tarragona
2017
PhD defense Francisco Navas, Univ. Autonoma Madrid
2017
PhD defense D. Unjaroen, Univ. Groningen
2017
PhD defense C.A. Gaggioli, Univ. Perugia
2017
PhD defense C. Petrucci, Univ. Perugia
2017
PhD defense M. Ricci, Univ. Perugia
2016
PhD defense E. Monza, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (BSC)
2016
PhD defense D. Angelone, Univ. Groningen
2016
PhD defense F. Peccati, Univ. Autonoma Barcelona
2015
PhD midterm defense B. Amrein, Univ. Uppsala
2015
PhD defense T.C. Pijper, Univ. Groningen
2015
PhD reading-committee T.C. Pijper, Univ. Groningen
2014
PhD defense M. Ortuño, Univ. Autonoma Barcelona
2013
PhD-defense G. Salassa, ICIQ Tarragona
2013
(substitute) PhD defense I. Prat, Univ. Girona
2011
(substitute) PhD defense I. Garcia-Bosch, Univ. Girona
2011
PhD defense A. Domingo, URV Tarragona
2011
PhD defense W.J. van Zeist, VU Univ. Amsterdam
2011
PhD defense R. Valencia, URV Tarragona
2011
PhD defense F. Feixas, Univ. Girona
2010
(substitute) PhD defense N. Queralt, URV Tarragona
2009
Master defense E. Horbatenko, L. Mercado, E. Ramos, Univ. Girona
2009
PhD defense C. Acosta, Univ. Autonoma Barcelona
2008
PhD defense M. van Bochove, VU Univ. Amsterdam
2006
PhD defense M. van den Bosch, Leiden Univ.
Member of Editorial Boards
Mar. 2016 - now
Editorial Board Inorganica Chimica Acta
Sep. 2015 - now
Mar. 2014 - now
Mar. 2013 - Sep. 2015
Jan. 2012 - now
Editor of books and journals
Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2016
Associate Editor RSC Advances
2013
Guest Editor (together with Sílvia Osuna) of Special Issue of Current Organic Chemistry, titled "Nanoreactors And Molecular Prisons"
2012
Guest Editor of Special Issue of Current Inorganic Chemistry, titled "Chameleon-like behavior of transition-metal complexes"
Reviewer for journals and science agencies
2002 - now
Scientific journals
Acc. Chem. Res. — Centr. Eur. J. Chem. — Chem. Commun. — Chem. Eur. J. — ChemPhysChem — Chem. Phys. Lett. — Chem. Sci. — Comput. Theor. Chem. — Coord. Chem. Rev. — Dalton Trans. — Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. — Inorg. Chem. — Inorg. Chim. Acta — Int. J. Quant. Chem. — J. Am. Chem. Soc. — J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. — J. Chem. Inf. Model. — J. Chem. Theory Comput. — J. Comput. Chem. — J. Inorg. Bioch. — J. Mol. Graph. Model. — J. Mol. Model. — J. Organomet. Chem. — J. Phys. Chem. A/B/C — J. Phys. Chem. Lett. — Mol. Phys. — Mol. Simulat. — Monatsh. Chem. — Nature Chem. — New. J. Chem. — Org. Biomol. Chem. — Organometallics — Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. — PLOS One — RSC Adv. — SoftMatter — Theochem — Theor. Chem. Acc.
(total number of reports since Sep 2009: >500)
2006 - now
Scientific agencies
  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
  • Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva (ANEP): expert
  • Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva (ANEP): member of evaluation committees
  • Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - Research Infrastructure (PRACE-RI.eu)