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Marcus Hanwell

  • Ph.D.
  • Technical Leader
  • Kitware Inc
  • 11PublicationsNumber of items in Marcus's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 17Followers


Leading the Open Chemistry development work at Kitware, working on the next generation of open chemistry applications and frameworks for chemistry. Core developer of Avogadro, advanced chemistry editor and visualization application. Using cutting edge technology to push the boundaries of what is possible in scientific data visualization. Aim to develop highly portable, cross platform, open source code that can be used to visualize data in new and interesting ways. I also love exploring making traditional visualization more accessible, efficient, interactive and fun to work with. Software process is very important to me - looking at best practices for software development and deployment.

Recent publications

  • From data to analysis: linking NWChem and Avogadro with the syntax and semantics of Chemical Markup Language

    • de Jong W
    • Walker A
    • Hanwell M
  • Avogadro: An advanced semantic chemical editor, visualization, and analysis platform

    • Hanwell M
    • Curtis D
    • Lonie D
    • et al.

Professional experience

Technical Leader

Kitware, Inc.

June 2012 - Present

R&D Engineer

Kitware, Inc.

October 2009 - May 2012(3 years)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh

October 2007 - September 2009(2 years)



Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Sheffield

September 2003 - September 2007(4 years)


Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Sheffield

September 2000 - June 2003(3 years)

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