Section Head, Natural Sciences & Engineering

Dr. Nicolas Renaud

Nicolas obtained a PhD in Nanoscience from University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. During his PhD, he studied new solutions for molecular quantum computing, or in simple words teaching single molecule how to count. In 2010, he joined the Theoretical Chemistry Department of Northwestern University where he studied how energy and electric charges propagate in biomolecules such as DNA and light harvesting complexes. He then moved in 2013 to the chemical Engineering Department of Delft University of Technology where he studied new ideas for solar energy research and molecular electronics.

Nicolas has developed different scientific software packages for various applications ranging from quantum transport to the calculation of electronic structure and electronic dynamics of molecular systems. He also has a keen interest in scientific visualization and illustration, statistical analysis of scientific data and the application of deep learning techniques to molecular science.

Nicolas joined the Netherlands eScience Center as a Research Software Engineer in August 2017.

Key skills

  • Molecular Simulations
  • Energy Research
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Numerical Methods
  • Programing Languages: Python, C, Fortran