Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989
    A-levels at grammar school in Madrid, Spain

  • 1989 – 1994
    Studied chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Major subject: theoretical chemistry; degree earned: Diplom

  • 1995
    Master's thesis in chemistry, King's College London, UK

  • 1995 – 1998
    Research assistant at the Institute of Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  • 1998
    Doctorate in chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  • 1999
    Adjunct lecturer at the Institute of Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  • 1999 – 2005
    Research associate (C1) at the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 2004
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in theoretical chemistry, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 2005
    Authorisation to teach in the field of theoretical chemistry

  • 2005
    Research associate (BAT Ib) at the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 2005 – 2006
    Visiting professor at the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 2006
    Visiting researcher at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

  • 2006 – 2007
    Research associate (BAT Ib) at the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 2007
    Heisenberg Fellowship at the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 2007
    W2 professor (leave replacement) of physical and theoretical chemistry at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

  • 2007 – 2011
    W2 professor of physical and theoretical chemistry at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

  • 2009
    Apr. – Sept., maternity leave

  • Since 2011
    Full professor for theoretical chemistry and scientific computing, University of Vienna, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry

  • 2012 – 2013
    Sept. – Feb., maternity leave

Selected publications

  • Fujimura, Y. et al.: From a racemate to a pure enantiomer by laser pulses: Quantum model simulations for H2POSH. In: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 39, 2000. pp. 4586-4588 and in Angew. Chem. 112, 2000. pp. 4785-4788.

  • Daniel, C. et al.: Deciphering the reaction dynamics underlying optimal control laser fields. In: Science 299, 2003. pp. 536-539.

  • Elghobashi, N., González, L.: Breaking the strong and weak bonds of OHF- using few-cycle IR+UV laser pulses. In: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (Communication) 6, 2004. pp. 4071-4073.

  • Schreiber, M., González, L.: Structure and bonding of Ag(I)-DNA base complexes and Ag(I)-Adenine-Cytosine mispairs. In: J. Comp. Chem. 28, 2007. pp. 2299-2308.

  • Pérez-Hernández, G., González, L., Serrano-Andrés, L.: Rydberg or Valence? The long-standing question in the UV-absorption spectrum of 1,1'-bicyclohexylidene. In: Chem. Phys. Chem. 9, 2008. pp. 2544-2549.

  • Gonzalez-Vazquez, J. et al.: Laser control of conical intersections: Quantum model simulations for the averaged loss-gain strategies of fast internal conversion in 1,1-difluoroethylene. In: J. Chem. Phys. 131, 2009. 104302.

  • Matute, R., Contreras, R., González, L.: Time-dependent DFT on phytochrome chromophores: A way to the right conformer. In: J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 1, 2010. pp. 796-801.

  • Mollenhauer, D., Corral, I., González, L.: Four plus Four State Degeneracies in the O-O Photolysis of Aromatic Endoperoxides. In: J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 1, 2010. pp. 1036-1040.

  • Tschierlei, S. et al.: Photochemical Fate: The First Step Determines Efficiency of H2 Formation with a Supramole-cular Photocatalyst. In: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 2010. pp. 3981-3984.

  • Pérez-Hernández, G. et al.: Biologically-Inspired Molecular Machines Driven by Light. Optimal Control of a Unidirectional Rotor. In: New Journal of Physics 12, 2010. p. 075007.


Selected projects

Top 5 research projects funded in the past (PI=Principal Investigator):

  • SFB 450 "Analysis and control of ultrafast photoinduced reactions" (DFG). Project C1 (PIs=Manz/Gerber/Kühn/González), Subproject UP1 (González/Manz): "Control of ligand dissociation in metallorganic complexes", 2004 – 2007

  • "Non-adiabatic photochemistry and photophysics in biological systems" (DFG), 2008 – 2010

  • Trilateral Cooperation between Germany, Israel and Palestine "Quantum dynamics via conical intersections" (DFG) (PIs=Manz/Zilberg/Haas/Deeb/Leibscher/ González), 2010 − 2012

  • "PhoNa−Photonische Nanomaterialen", Spitzenforschung und Innovation in den Neuen Ländern (BMBF), 2010 − 2013

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German delegate to the management committee of COST CM702 "Chemistry with ultrashort pulses and free-electron lasers" in Germany. Coordinator of Workgroup 3

  • Project reviewer for the Spanish Ministry of Research and the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Referee for international journals

  • Member of the examination committee for the Diplom degree in chemistry (including the Diplom in environmental chemistry) at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, since 2007

  • Support of international exchange in the framework of the BA/MA courses, as well as the PhD programme in chemistry at Freie Universität (FU) Berlin. Planning of the "Berlin Universities" Initiative (FU-TU-HU). Participation in DAAD/GATE Germany Marketing activities in the form of higher education fairs with a separate convention stand, visits to universities with presentations and key communicator meetings (Chile, 2002; Brazil 2003; Mexico 2004, 2006, 2007; Columbia 2007; Venezuela 2005; Argentina 2005)

  • Jury member at the spring symposium of the Young Chemists' Forum, German Chemical Society. Erwin Schrödinger Centre, Adlershof, Berlin, Germany, 2005

Additional qualifications

  • Lectures, practical exercises and internships in the German language in the lower and upper-division curriculum, as well as the supervision of several PhD dissertations at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, since 2007

  • Lectures and practical exercises in the English and German languages in the lower and upper-division curriculum, as well as the supervision of several PhD dissertations at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany, 1999 – 2007

  • Supervision of interns and seminars in the lower-division curriculum at the Institute of Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, 1995 – 1999


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