Germán Sastre is Research Scientist at Instituto de Tecnología Quimica (Valencia, Spain), and belongs to the Spanish High Research Council (www.csic.es). He studied Physics and Chemistry at the University of Valencia where he also completed a PhD in Chemistry. Then, he stayed for two years at the Davy-Faraday Research Laboratory in London where he mastered the principles of atomistic simulations in the group of Prof. Richard Catlow. He has since been fellow visitor at Imperial College and University College in London, as well as in Perth (Australia) and Tottori (Japan).
His scientific background includes physical chemistry, catalysis, quantum chemistry, atomistic methods, programming languajes, operating systems, and parallel computing. He has been user of large computational facilities across Europe.
His main interest is focused on physico-chemical properties of materials in the solid state using all kinds of computational tools such as: molecular mechanics, molecular dynamics, atomistic forcefields, quantum chemistry, ab-initio methods, and density functional theory.