[lukasz cwiklik]

computational molecular biophysics

J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

About me

Lukasz Cwiklik, PhD, DSc
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry CAS

Current position

Also affiliated with

Education

  • 2012: DSc (habilitation) at the J. Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland

  • 2001-2005: PhD at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian Uniersity, Krakow, Poland

  • 1996-2001: MSc at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian Uniersity, Krakow, Poland

Professional experience

  • postdoctoral position at The Fritz Haber Research Center for Molecular Dynamics, Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; in the group of Prof. Victoria Buch (2007-2009)

  • postdoctoral position at The Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and at Center for Biomolecules and Complex Molecular Systems, Prague, Czech Republic; in the group of Prof. Pavel Jungwirth (2005-2007)

Scientific interests

In general, computer simulations and theoretical description of interfacial processes, mainly the processes in/at biological membranes.

  • properties of phospholipid membranes and modified phospholipid membranes

  • computer simulations and theoretical description of interfacial processes

  • behavior of ions in bulk and on surface of water

  • dynamics of chemical reactions on inhomogeneous surfaces

  • influence of surface nanostructure on surface processes

  • development of simulation methods and tools

Computational methods and tools

  • molecular dynamics, both empirical and ab-initio

  • quantum chemical methods

  • Monte Carlo and Dynamic Monte Carlo

  • simulations/computational code development (C++, Python)

Other

  • languages: English, Polish (native), Czech

  • hobbies: swimming, new technologies

  • my name in Polish: Łukasz Ćwiklik