Matej Praprotnik

Matej Praprotnik is the head of the Laboratory for Molecular Modeling at the National Institute of Chemistry and a full professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana. 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 is former chair of the PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) Scientific Steering Committee. He served as president of the Slovenian Biophysical Society from 2015 to 2019. He also serves as a council member of CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire) and as a scientific council member of the National Institute of Chemistry. He is recipient of the ERC Advanced Grant 2019 by the European Research Council. His research is focused on computer simulation of soft and biological matter. The focus is on developing and combining innovative computational and theoretical methods as well as their application to study complex molecular systems.

Education

2003

Ph.D. Physics University of Ljubljana

1998

B.S. Physics University of Ljubljana

Current Position(s)

2018 -

Professor of Physics

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

2018 -

Head of Laboratory

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

2017 -

Research Professor

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

Previous Positions

2019 - 2020

Head of Department (Rotational)

Theory Department, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017 - 2018

Acting Head of Department

Department of 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 - 2017

(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)

Honors and Awards

2020

ERC Advanced Grant 2019

European Research Council

2019

Pregl Award for Exceptional Achievements in the Field of Chemistry and Related Disciplines

National Institute of Chemistry

2004

National Institute of Chemistry Award for Outstanding Doctoral Work

National Institute of Chemistry

Supervision

2009 -

7 Postdocs/7 Ph.D. Students/2 B.S. Students

Teaching Activities

2013 -

Lecturer - Molecular Biophysics

2nd Cycle Master Study Program in Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana

Institutional Responsibilities

2018 -

Scientific Council Member

National Institute of Chemistry

2013 - 2017

Pregl Award for Outstanding Doctoral Work Committee Member

National Institute of Chemistry

Commissions of Trust

2021 -

Scientific Research Council Member (Natural and Mathematical Sciences)

Slovenian Research Agency

2020 -

Leadership Committee Member

International COVID-19 HPC Knowledge Exchange (XSEDE-PRACE Webinar Series)

2020 - 2021

Selection Committee Member

PRACE COVID-19 Fast Track Call for Proposals

2020 - 2021

Member

PRACE Board of Directors

2020 - 2021

Chair

PRACE Scientific Steering Committee

2019 - 2020

Vice-Chair

PRACE Scientific Steering Committee

2019 -

Supervisory Board Member

Slovenian Biophysical Society

2019 -

Management Committee Member

COST Action CA18127: International Nucleome Consortium

2017 -

Council Member

CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire)

2017 - 2019

International Review Panel Member

IRFD (Independent Research Fund Denmark)

2016 -

Scientific Steering Committee Member

PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe)

2015 - 2019

President

Slovenian Biophysical Society

2011 - 2019

Executive Board Member

Slovenian Biophysical Society

Editorial Boards

2019 -

Editorial Board Member

Polymers (MDPI)

2018 -

Editorial Board Member

Scientific Reports (Nature Research)

Personal Information

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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