Curriculum Vitae

Current and previous positions

since 03/2018 Junior professor for Theoretical Chemistry at CAU Kiel

07/2017- 02/2018

Marie Skłodowska Curie International Fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden

Topic: Theoretical prediction of spectral biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease enabled by highly efficient and adaptable multi-level response methods

06/2016 –06/2017

Post-doc at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden, with

Hans Ågren and Zilvinas Rinkevicius

Topic: Theoretical nano-particle technology

01/2014 – 05/2016

Post-doc at Aarhus University, Denmark, with Ove Christiansen

Topic: Local approaches to vibrational-structure methods

08/2013 – 12/2013

Post-doc at University of Münster, Germany, with Johannes Neugebauer

Topic: State-specific wave function in density functional theory embedding methods

University education


Doctorate (grade: summa cum laude = with distinction)

02/2010 – 07/2013

PhD studies in Theoretical Chemistry with Johannes Neugebauer

Thesis title:

“Subsystem-Based Quantum Chemistry for Photosynthetic Light Harvesting”


   University of Münster, Germany (10/2012 - 07/2013)

   Technical University Braunschweig, Germany (07/2011 - 09/2012)

   Leiden University, Netherlands (02/2010 - 06/2011)


Diploma in Chemistry (grade: 1.1 = very good)

10/2004 – 12/2009

Diploma studies in Chemistry at the Heidelberg University

09/2007 – 02/2008

Erasmus exchange studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland

Internship in the group of Timo Repo

Fellowships, stipend, grants and awards

  • Marie Skłodowska Curie International Fellowship by the European Comission (07/2017 - 06/2019, terminated 02/2018 due to the move to Kiel)
  • Scholarship in Biotechnology by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm (06/2016 - 06/2017)
  • Post-doc fellowship by the Carlsberg Foundation (01/2014 –12/2015)
  • Feodor-Lynen post-doc fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (01/2014 – 12/2015)
  • Summa cum laude (with distinction) for outstanding PhD studies University of Münster, Germany (2013)
  • Stipend of the Dr. Sophie Bernthsen-Fond for outstanding Diploma studies by the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University, Germany (12/2009)
  • Erasmus Mobility Grant (08/2007 – 02/2008)

Peer reviewing

CK is peer reviewer for among others

and external referee for the

Contribution to quantum-chemical software packages

Amsterdam Density Functional (ADF): Among other developments, CK has extended the subsystem time-dependent density functional routines in ADF to use the Tamm-Dancoff-approximation. This was done in the Fortran programming language has been released with the 2013 release of ADF.

MidasCpp: CK has developed routines for automatic determination of the importance of terms in correlated vibrational wave function and written and restructured large parts of the routines that concern generation of vibrational coordinates. CK has, furthermore, authored a pilot implementation for the very efficient double incremental generation of potential energy surfaces in semi-local vibrational coordinates. These developments have been done in C++.