Dr. Reinhard Maurer

Dr. Reinhard J. Maurer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick. His research focuses on the theory and simulation of molecular reactions at surfaces and of hybrid organic-inorganic interfaces.

He holds a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to develop simulation methods for nonadiabatic dynamics at metal catalysts. He has recently led work combining first-principles simulation and machine-learning techniques to enhance electronic structure calculations, via support from the EPSRC AI3SD Network+ on Artificial Intelligence in Scientific Discovery.

He also collaborates closely with experiment to achieve spectroscopic surface characterization via x-ray absorption and x-ray photoemission spectroscopy, currently supervising a joint PDRA and PhD student with the Structures and Surfaces group at Diamond Light Source Synchrotron.

He has published 58 peer-reviewed articles and delivered >40 invited presentations. His research has been recognised with the TUM Young Investigator Award in 2016, he was a runner-up to the Psi-K Volker Heine Early Career Award in 2018, and has been recognised as an Emerging Leader in 2018 and 2021 by Institute of Physics Publishing.