Senior Research Software Engineer

Dr. Felipe Zapata


After graduating in chemistry at the University of Antioquia, Colombia, Felipe obtained a PhD in Computational Photochemistry from the University of Alcala de Henares, Spain. He developed and used computational tools to study the dynamics of molecules in the excited state in order to understand how light can trigger interesting molecular/quantomechanical properties. Since his PhD, Felipe has been developing software for scientific applications.

Felipe focuses on the implementation of numerical algorithms and workflows development for high-performance computing using languages like Python, C++, Rust, and Fortran. His fields of expertise are computational chemistry and materials science.

Felipe joined the Netherlands eScience Center in September 2017 as a SeniorResearch Software Engineer. 

Key skills

  • Numerical Algorithms Implementation
  • Functional Programming