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Vacancy for a PhD student: Development of molecular dynamics simulations with explicit-electron models
In the frame of a recently approved research project “Groundbreaking models for spectroscopy and charge transport in molecular dynamics simulations” by the principal investigators Prof. Dr. Ir. Toon Verstraelen and Dr. Jelle Vekeman, a Ph.D.... more
Multiple ERC-funded Ph.D. and postdoc positions in strain engineering
  The Rogge group, embedded within the multidisciplinary Center for Molecular Modeling ( at Ghent University, Belgium, is looking for highly motivated researchers to perform state-of-the-art computational research in... more

Press Releases

Prof. Veronique Van Speybroeck from the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, UGent and head of the Center for Molecular Modeling ( was awarded with the Dr. Karl Wamsler Innovation Award 2023 on November 9, 2023.  This... more
Crumple zones form a critical safety measure to protect passengers during vehicular incidents. In a recent Matter article, researchers at the Center for Molecular Modeling (CMM) translated this safety concept to the atomic level. By designing... more
As next-generation materials for applications in the chemical industry, energy conversion, and more become increasingly complex to meet the stringent requirements, so does their atomic-level structure. This complexity makes it very challenging to... more


May 23, 2024 – The Francqui Prize for Exact Sciences has been awarded to Professor Veronique Van Speybroeck of Ghent University. She has made groundbreaking contributions to the computer modeling of catalysis, which is essential for most chemical... more
On April 10-12, 2024, all researchers working on Metal-organic frameworks were welcomed at the MOFSIM2024 conference in Montpellier. The MOFSIM2024 workshop aimed to address the current state of the art, limitations, and perspectives on the... more
On April 19, 2024, Veronique Van Speybroeck visited the Institute of Chemical Research  of Catalonia (ICIQ) to deliver a seminar on how modeling starting from the atomistic scale can contribute to simulating complex catalytic cycles at... more