Matej Praprotnik

Matej Praprotnik heads the Laboratory for Molecular Modeling at the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana. He is also a Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana. His research is focused on computer simulation of soft and biological matter. The focus is both on developing new simulation techniques and their application to complex molecular systems. He studied physics and received his BS degree and PhD from University of Ljubljana. He carried out postdoctoral research in the Theory group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany. He has held visiting scientist positions at the Computational Science & Engineering Laboratory (ETH Zurich), Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (University of Minnesota), The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (University of California, Santa Barbara), and Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing). Matej has served as President of the Slovenian Biophysical Society since 2015. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) Scientific Steering Committee, as a Council Member of CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire), as a Scientific Council Member of the National Institute of Chemistry, and as an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports (a Nature Research journal).

Education

2003

Ph.D. Physics University of Ljubljana

1998

B.S. Physics University of Ljubljana

Professional Experience

2018 - Present

Professor of Physics

Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2018 - Present

Head of Laboratory

Laboratory for Molecular Modeling, Theory Department, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017 - 2018

Acting Head of Department

Department of Molecular Modeling, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2016 - Present

Research Professor

Laboratory for Molecular Modeling, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2013 - 2018

Associate Professor of Physics

Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2008 - 2013

Assistant Professor of Physics

Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2004 - 2008

Postdoctoral Researcher

Theory Group, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

2003 - 2016

(Senior, Postdoctoral) Research Associate

Laboratory for Molecular Modeling, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2002 - 2005

Teaching Assistant of Physics

Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

1998 - 2003

Young Researcher

Laboratory for Molecular Modelling and NMR Spectroscopy, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Visiting Positions

2017 - 2018

Academic Guest

Computational Science & Engineering Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

(6 months)

2013

Visiting Scientist

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

(1 month)

2012

Member

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

(2 months)

2009 - 2010

Academic Guest

Computational Science & Engineering Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

(6 months)

2008

General Member

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

(1 month)

Teaching Experience

Supervision

4 Postdocs, 5 Ph.D. and 2 Undergraduate Students

2018 - Present

Lecturer of Molecular Biophysics

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana

Honors and Awards

2004

National Institute of Chemistry Award for Outstanding Doctoral Work

Commissions of Trust

2019 - Present

Vice-Chair

PRACE Scientific Steering Committee

2018 - Present

Scientific Council Member

National Institute of Chemistry

2018 - Present

Editorial Board Member

Scientific Reports (Nature Research Journal)

2017 - Present

Council Member

CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire)

2017 - 2019

International Review Panel Member

IRFD (Independent Research Fund Denmark)

2016 - Present

PRACE Scientific Steering Committee Member

PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe)

2015 - Present

President

Slovenian Biophysical Society

2011 - Present

Executive Board Member

Slovenian Biophysical Society

Personal Details

Name
prof. dr. Matej Praprotnik
Address
Theory Department
National Institute of Chemistry
Hajdrihova 19
SI-1001 Ljubljana
Slovenia
E-mail
praprot@cmm.ki.si
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