October 29, 2021 - by CSCS

Even though focus will be on science, the interviews are generally meant to get to know our user community better.  

Our third guest is Sandra Luber, SNSF Professor at University of Zurich.

Sandra Luber

SNSF professor

University of Zurich


  • 2001-2004  Diploma in chemistry, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • 2004-2005  Exchange Student, ETH Zurich
  • 2005-2007  BSc/MSc in chemistry, ETH Zurich 
  • 2007-2009  PhD in theoretical chemistry, ETH Zurich
  • 2010 Post-doctoral researcher at Biozentrum, University of Basel
  • 2010-2011  Post-doctoral researcher, Yale University, USA
  • 2012 Start-in program for young talents, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • 2012-2017  Project group leader, University of Zurich 
  • 2016 Habilitation thesis, University of Zurich
  • Since 2017  SNSF professor, University of Zurich

    Area of research
    Development and application of theoretical methods derived from quantum mechanics for chemistry and  materials science.

    Specialised in
    Ab-initio methods for highly-accurate study of functional systems and spectroscopy, catalysis, in silico  design of novel materials and processes.

    HPC means for me
    An exciting combination of excellent computational resources and forefront computational methods, which allows us to explain and predict properties of challenging chemical systems and complex  processes.