Computational chemist Ganna Gryn’ova is head of the Computational Carbon Chemistry (CCC) group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). In her research she uses state-of-the-art computational chemistry to explore and exploit diverse functional organic materials. In particular, she and her team are developing an in silico framework of tools and concepts for designing and screening new graphene-based functional materials and devices with target applications in metal-free catalysis and molecular electronics.
Ganna received her BSc (2008) and MSc (2009) in Chemistry, both degrees with Honors, from the Oles’ Honchar Dnipro National University (Ukraine). She gained her PhD in Chemistry from the Australian National University in 2014. Ganna then moved to Switzerland to carry out her postdoctoral research at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (2014-2016), supported by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (2016 – 2019). Since April 2019 Ganna leads her Junior Group “Computational Carbon Chemistry” (CCC) at Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS gGmbH) and Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University.