Robert Moszyński


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Born May 25, 1964, Warsaw, Poland

Educational history:

  • M.S. – 1986, University of Warsaw (with honors)
  • Ph.D. – 1993, University of Warsaw (with honors)
  • D.Sc. – 1997, University of Warsaw (with honors)
  • Prof. – 2005

Post-doctoral Experience:

  • 1988-1989 Research Associate, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware (summer terms only)
  • 1993 Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute fur Astrophysik, Garching, Germany (April 1993)
  • 1993-1995 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 1996-1997 Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands (summer terms only)
  • 1996 Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute fur Astrophysik, Garching, Germany (September 1996)
  • 1997-1999 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France (summer terms only)
  • 2000-2003 Visiting Professor, Department of Physics, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France (summer terms only)
  • 2005 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France (Summer 2005)
  • 2006 Visiting Professor, Observatoire de Paris, University of Paris VI, Meudon, France (Summer 2006)
  • 2013 Visiting Scientist, participant of the program Fundamental Science and Applications of Ultracold Polar Molecules, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (January-March 2013)

Research and Academic Positions:

  • 1986-1993 Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1993-1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Warsaw, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1998-2005 Associate Professor, Department of Warsaw, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2006 - Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2003 - Head of the Quantum Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Warsaw, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2010 - Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Professional Societies and Awards:

  • Professional Socieies
    • Polish Chemical Society since 1986
    • Polish Physical Society since 1986
    • International Society of Theoretical Chemical Physics since 1991
    • Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the journal: Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational & Life Sciences, published by Springer, since 2008
  • Awards
    • Wiktor Kemula Award 1993
    • Annual Award of the Polish Chemical Society 1995
    • Annual Award of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland 1999
    • Antoni Grabowski Award 1999
    • Antoni Grabowski Award 2003
    • MISTRZ Award in physical sciences of the Foundation for Polish Science for distinguished professors 2012

Research Interests:

  • Theory of many-electron systems;
  • perturbation theory approach to intermolecular forces;
  • symmetry-adapted perturbation theory;
  • theoretical modeling of spectroscopic and collisional processes in weakly interacting Van der Waals and hydrogen-bonded complexes;
  • theory of macroscopic and transport properties of condensed phases;
  • interactions, spectroscopy, and molecular collisions at ultralow temperatures.

Scientific Publications:

Over 120 scientific papers (IF>260) in the field of quantum chemistry and theoretical atomic and molecular physics published in American (AIP, APS, ACS) and European journals; 3 review articles in peer reviewed scientific journals; 4 chapters in monographs; over 4400 citations in the scientific literature; Hirsh h-index 33.

List of all publications of Robert Moszyński


Invited talks at about 20 conferences in the last 5 years. The most representative:

  • Fundamental Science with Ultracold Molecules, A Three Week Topical Group, ITAMP, Harvard University, Sept. 19-Oct. 9, 2011, Cambridge MA USA: Sept 26-Oct 1, Week 2: Precision Measurements with Ultracold Molecules, organized by R. Krems and D. DeMille, invited lecture “Precision measurements and precision calculations: a quantum chemist point of view'' 2 Oct 3-Oct 8, Week 3: Cooling of polyatomic molecules to ultracold temperatures, reaction dynamics of ultracold molecules, controlled chemistry and its applications, organized by R. Krems, T. Tscherbul, and J. Doyle, invited lecture “Application of the quantum defect theory to cold and ultracold collisions between polar molecules and atoms''
  • XXXII Mazurian Lakes Conference on Physics, Sept. 11-18, 2011, Piaski, Poland, invited talk “Towards the quantum degeneracy in a gas of cold polar molecules: theoretical prospects”
  • 2010 Telluride Science Center Workshop: Intermolecular Interactions: New Challenges for ab initio Theory, Aug. 8-14, 2010, Telluride, USA, invited lecture “Production of ultracold molecules by sympathetic cooling and photoassociation spectroscopy: theoretical prospects”
  • Workshop on Ultracold Group II Atoms: Quantum Metrology and Information, University of Maryland and NIST, Baltimore, USA, Sept. 17-19, 2009, invited talk “State-of-the-art quantum chemical studies of cold interactions and collisions in atomic and molecular systems”
  • 2008 Telluride Science Center Workshop: Spectroscopy and Dynamics on Multiple Potential Energy Surfaces, Telluride, USA, July 28-Aug. 1, 2008, invited talk “Intermolecular forces involving open-shell atoms and molecules: what are the problems, are there any solutions?”
  • WATOC Satellite Meeting 2008, Beyond the non-relativistic Schrödinger equation, Auckland, New Zeeland, Sept. 10-13, 2008, invited talk “Relativistic and QED treatment of interatomic forces in the excited states”
  • Theory and Applications of Computational Chemistry, TACC2008, Sept. 23-27, 2008, Shanghai, China, key-note speaker “”
  • XIV European Seminar on Computational Methods in Quantum Chemistry, October 2-6, 2008, Elba, Italy, invited talk, “Relativistic and QED treatment of long-range interactions between like atoms”
  • 6th Congress of the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics, Vancouver, Canada, July 19-24, 2007, key-note speaker, “Long-range relativistic interactions in the excited states and quantum dynamics on coupled manifolds of potentials”
  • XII European Workshop on Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics, London, UK, Aug. 30- Sept. 5, 2007, invited lecture, “Dielectric and optical properties of dilute atomic gases”

Research Funding:

Total 6 research grants since 2001. The most recent ones (last 10 years)

  • The Molecular Universe: An Interdisciplinary Programme on the Physics and Chemistry of Molecules in Space, European Union Research Training Network, Principal Investigator, 2004-2008, about 110 investigators, 5 in the Warsaw team
  • Molecular Universe, Polish Ministry of Science and Education, 2006-2008, Project Leader, 5 investigators
  • Collisions of Cold Polar Molecules, European Science Foundation, Principal Investigator, 2007-2010, about 25 investigators, 5 in the Warsaw team
  • Electronic Structure and Dynamics of Cold Molecules in External Fields, Polish Ministry of Science and Education, Project Leader, 2010-2013, 6 investigators
  • Theoretical modeling of fundamental molecular processes in the ultracold regime by novel electronic structure methods, Foundation for Polish Science, Project Leader, 2012-2015, 6 investigators

Teaching Experience:

Undergraduate and graduate courses in quantum chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and collision theory, statistical mechanics, and mathematical and numerical techniques of physics and chemistry.

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Supervised Ph.D. theses:

  • Tino G.A. Heijmen, "Quantum Mechanical Calculations on Weakly Interacting Complexes", University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands (cosupervisor) 1995-1998
  • Cezary Struniewicz, "Structure, Dynamics, and Reactivity of Small HCl-Water Clusters", University of Warsaw 1999-2003
  • Piotr Żuchowski, "Many-Body Symmetry-Adapted Perturbation Theory for High-Spin Open-Shell Complexes", University of Warsaw 2003-2007 (cum laude)
  • Wojciech Skomorowski, "Production of ultracold molecules by sympathetic cooling and photoassociation spectroscopy: theoretical prospects", University of Warsaw 2007-2013 (cum laude)
  • Michał Tomza, "Quantum dynamics and control of ultracold molecules in external fields", University of Warsaw, 2009-2014 (cum laude)

Current Ph.D. Students:

  • Tomasz Grining, "Theoretical Modeling of the Penning Ionization in the Atom-Atom and Atom-Molecule Collisions " University of Warsaw, 2011-
  • Aleksandra Tucholska, "High-Spin Coupled Cluster Method for Accurate Calculations of the Potential Energy Surfaces, Spin-Orbit and Nonadiabatic Matrix Elements, and Transition Moments " University of Warsaw, 2011-
  • Adam Tulewicz, "Towards Rational Design and Preparation of Functional Inorganic-Organic Materials by Non-covalent Driven Self-Assembly: Theoretical and Experimental Approach " University of Warsaw, 2011-
  • Michał Lesiuk, "Analytical Two-Electron Many-Center Integrals in the Basis Set of Orbital and Geminal Slater Functions and in the Kołos-Wolniewicz Basis", University of Warsaw, 2012-
  • Krzysztof Kość, tba, University of Warsaw, 2012-

Activities for development of social awareness of science and knowledge-based society:

  • Collaboration with the National Fund for Children
  • Co-organizer of the Warsaw Science Festival
  • Co-organizer of the Chemical Picnic, University of Warsaw
  • Invited member of the panel discussions on the nuclear power engineering in Poland