Fachbereich Chemie und WZMW, Philipps-Universität Marburg, 35032 Marburg, Germany
Office telephone +49-6421-28 25735, mobile +49-170-8090109, Skype guido.germano
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Work and education
|2002-||Head of Computer Simulation Group, Physical Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg: Hochschuldozent (C2), Juniorprofessor since 2007, deputy associate professor (W2) in 2009; member of Scientific Centre for Materials Research (WZMW). Visiting scientist at Università del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Novara, and Politecnico di Milano, Sep 2009 - Oct 2012.|
|2000-2002||Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter with Prof. F. Schmid, Condensed Matter Theory Group, Theoretical Physics, Universität Bielefeld.|
|1998-2000||Postdoctoral research assistant with Prof. M. P. Allen, Molecular Simulation Group, Theoretical Physics, University of Bristol; tutor at Wills Hall of Residence. 3 months visiting Prof. K. Kremer, MPI für Polymerforschung, and Prof. K. Binder, Physics Institute, in Mainz.|
|1995-1998||PhD in computational chemistry, Università di Pisa (Prof. C. A. Veracini) and UCSF (Prof. P. A. Kollman); also at ICQEM-CNR (Dr. C. Ghio), INFM-FORUM (Prof. M. Tosi), and SIT. In 1996 Esame di Stato (Italian board certification as a chartered chemist).|
|1994-1995||Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft with Prof. D. Sondermann, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.|
|1994||Laurea in chemistry, Università di Pisa, specialising in theoretical physical chemistry, with a thesis on solid-state NMR supervised by Prof. C. A. Veracini and done in the group of Prof. H. W. Spiess at the MPI für Polymerforschung in Mainz.|
Computational statistical mechanics, theory of soft condensed matter and complex systems: 1) classical molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo computer simulation applied to the statistical mechanics of fluids, especially mesophases with coarse-grained molecular models based on angular-dependent potentials for rigid bodies, performed on massively parallel architectures, and including the development of algorithms, code, force field parameters as well as OpenGL-based molecular graphics; 2) phenomenological modelling of standard and anomalous diffusion with stochastic processes, stochastic differential equations, parabolic partial differential equations (Fokker-Planck), integral equations, continuous-time random walks, fractional calculus, and path integrals. Other keywords: molecular modelling, computer simulation of liquids and liquid crystals, transport properties, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, agent-based models, time series analysis, econophysics, scientific computing.
32 papers, which received 357 citations until November 2012 according to ISI (33-49 per year in 2008-2011, i10-index = 12, h-index = 11, last 7 years h-index = 8, contemporaty h-index = 8), 4 submitted manuscripts and 6 other publications. The papers appeared in the ISI/Scopus-listed journals Phys. Rev. E (6), J. Chem. Phys. (3), Comput. Phys. Commun., Eur. Phys. J. B, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. (2 each), Commun. Nonlin. Sci. Numer. Simul., Inorg. Chim. Acta, J. Am. Chem. Soc., J. Chem. Theory Comput., J. Phys. Chem. A, Macromol. Symp., Mol. Phys., Physica A, Theor. Chem. Acc. (1 each), in other reviewed international journals and in edited books (8). 48 invited talks at conferences and seminars, 40 contributed talks and 70 posters (a talk given in German in 2006 is available in video).
Editorial and conference boards
PLoS ONE (Academic Editor since 2011; impact factor = 4.411 in 2011); ISRN Computational Mathematics (Editor since its start in 2011; should be ISI-listed in 2013). Program or organising committees of 4 workshops.
76 manuscripts (10-17 per year in 2008-2012) for Phys. Rev. E (17), Phys. Rev. Lett. (11), J. Comput. Chem. (10), Physica A (5), J. Chem. Phys. (4), PLoS ONE (4), Adv. Complex Syst. (3), Quant. Finance (3), Economics, J. Econ. Interac. Coord., Phys. Lett. A (2 each), Bound. Value Probl., Commun. Nonlin. Sci. Numer. Simul., Comput. Phys. Commun., Eur. Phys. J. B, Int. J. Mol. Sci., J. Mol. Model., J. Phys.: Condes. Matter, Numer. Algorithms, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Phys. Rev. B., Rev. Mod. Phys., Soft Mater. (1 each). Research grant applications for the Greek Ministry of Education, the Santa Fe Institute, the Czech Science Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and others; graduate student scholarship applications for the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, the ETH Zürich, etc.; undergraduate student scholarships applications for the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
Mathematics 1-3 for Chemists (11 terms), Advanced Computer Laboratory for Physical Chemists (12 terms), Theoretical Chemistry 1 (Introduction to Molecular Quantum Mechanics, 6 terms), Statistical Thermodynamics, Introduction to Physical Chemistry (2 terms each), Introduction to Programming with Matlab (at Università del Piemonte Orientale), Theoretical Chemistry 3 (Density Functional Theory), Theoretical Methods in Biological Chemistry, Computational Biophysics, Analytical Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics (1 term each, the latter 3 as assistant or deputy at the Faculty of Physics, Universität Bielefeld). Supervision of 3 postdocs, 4 PhD students, 2 guest PhD students, 1 guest MSc student, 1 BSc student and 1 Diplom student. Member of examination panels for 1 Habilitation, 8 PhD, 1 BSc and 2 Diplom at the Department of Chemistry, University of Marburg; 1 PhD at the Department of Physics, University of Milan; 1 MSc at the Department of Chemistry, University of Khartoum.
Awards and grants
MGMS conference award (1997), EniChem laurea prize (1993), Solvay Orizzonti study award (1993), etc. 39 grants from British Council, CECAM, CINECA, CNR, DAAD, DFG, ESF, EU, Gouvernement de France, MPG, MURST, NIC, nVIDIA, Regione Piemonte, SCI, Università di Pisa, etc.
At the University of Marburg: Board of Directors, Scientific Centre for Materials Research (2003-); Projektgruppe Audit Familiengerechte Hochschule (2010-2012); budget and library committees, Department of Chemistry (2009-2010); Board of Directors, Institute of Physical Chemistry (2003-2005; in 2005 the Institute merged with the Department of Chemistry).
European Physical Society; Institute of Physics, London (Chartered Physicist and Corporate Member); Deutscher Hoschulverband; Deutsche Gesellschaft Juniorprofessur; Alumni-Netzwerk der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn; Italian doctoral students association ADI (co-founder in 1996, president 1997-1998, auditor 1998-2007; ADI co-founded Eurodoc in 2002); etc.
Collaboration distance and academic genealogy (i.e., name dropping)According to AMS MathSciNet my collaboration distance to Paul Erdös is 5, to Albert Einstein and Werner K. Heisenberg 6, to Paul A. M. Dirac and Paul P. Lévy 7. The AMS Mathematics Genealogy Project shows that, through my external supervisor P. A. Kollman, who graduated in Princeton, I am in the line of MIT physicist J. C. Slater and Harvard physicist and Nobel prize winner P. W. Bridgman.
Web archaeology: my old home page (1996-2004).