Aleix Comas Vives is an Assistant Professor in Theoretical Chemistry at TU Wien and an associated researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He studied Chemistry and got his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry at UAB. After being a group leader at ETH Zürich and UAB, he joined TU Wien in 2022.
He has authored over 70 scientific papers, receiving the Emerging Investigator Award from the Catalan Chemical Society (2021). His present research focuses on using theory to understand how to convert CO2 more efficiently via heterogeneous catalysis to aid in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.
How to convert CO2 doing Chemistry with ComputersEnsuring a sustainable future for our society requires us to tackle the challenge of closing the carbon cycle by converting CO2 into fuels. In this talk, A. Comas-Vives illustrates how computational chemistry can aid in this quest by simulating materials at the atomic scale.