Using computers to study chemistry: Fellow interviewed by Cambridge News


Dr Judith Rommel, Fellow and Director of Music Making at St Edmund’s, has been interviewed by Cambridge News about how her research uses computers to study chemistry.

A former teacher at a German high school, she obtained her PhD in theoretical and computational chemistry from the University of Stuttgart, and now works in a multidisciplinary field combining chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, mathematics and computer science at the University of Cambridge. Judith says, ‘I am curious about understanding the mechanisms of chemical reactions. My special interests lie in optimising new materials and catalysts by means of computer simulations. My field of research is multidisciplinary and combines approaches from computer science, mathematics, and physics with questions from biochemistry and materials science.’