Dr. Xavier Rozanska

Catalysis and Chemistry Market Lead

Xavier conducts computational research in fluids and materials science.

Dr. Xavier Rozanska

Prior to joining Materials Design® 5 years ago, Xavier Rozanska was a research scientist in different countries and places. He worked for 4 years in the Netherlands after obtaining a master’s diploma in computer science and theoretical chemistry. He obtained a PhD in chemistry under the supervision of Rutger van Santen at the Technical University of Eindhoven. He won the ASML award in applied research for his PhD thesis work on the ab initio analysis of the elementary mechanisms of reactions catalyzed by zeolite. For 3 years, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellow and postdoc at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, where he carried out ab initio studies of transition metal oxide and zeolite catalysts together with Joachim Sauer. For almost 6 years, he worked at the Universities Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris), and Henri Poincaré (Nancy), and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France. While there, he analyzed biochemical and organic and inorganic chemical systems using static and dynamic methods at quantum and molecular mechanic levels. He also participated in methods and softwares developments (X-ray diffraction, QM/QM and QM/MM, VASP GPU porting). He was involved in research projects leading activities, in particular within the Global Research Partnership granted by KAUST (CADENCED project). He is author or co-author of more than 50 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and 5 contributions in edited books. Xavier works in Montrouge, France, and lives with his wife Angélique and son Léo close to La Défense (West of Paris). When not working, his hobbies are History, Scifi, and Fantasy readings and watchings, board and strategy games playings, jogging, swimming, sailing, cooking, among others, and enjoying the cultural life of Paris with his familly.