Alexandre Tkatchenko is a Professor of Theoretical Chemical Physics at the University of Luxembourg and also Head of the Department of Physics and Materials Science (DPhyMS).
Prof. Tkatchenko obtained his bachelor degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. Between 2008 and 2010, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin. Between 2011 and 2016, he led an independent research group at the same institute.
Prof. Tkatchenkoe has given more than 280 invited talks, seminars and colloquia worldwide, and currently serves on the editorial boards of two scientific society journals: Physical Review Letters (APS) and Science Advances (AAAS).
He has received a number of awards, including elected Fellow of the American Physical Society , the van der Waals Prize from NCNI-2021 , the 2020 Dirac Medal from WATOC , the Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award of the German Physical Society , and four flagship grants from the European Research Council : a Starting Grant in 2011, a Consolidator Grant in 2017, a Proof-of-Concept Grant in 2020, and an Advanced Grant in 2022.