Dr. Pavlo O. Dral

Theoretical Chemistry
Group of Prof. Dr. Walter Thiel

Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr


Office: 320
Tel.: +49 208 306 2137
Fax: +49 208 306 2996
E-mail: dral@kofo.mpg.de

I was born in 1987 in Moscow. In 2010 I obtained my Magister (Mag.) degree in chemical technology and engineering with Prof. Dr. Andrey A. Fokin in the Kiev Polytechnic Institute and M.Sc. degree in molecular science with Prof. Dr. Timothy Clark at the Computer-Chemie-Centrum, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. In 2013 I received my PhD working with Prof. Dr. Timothy Clark. Currently I am a postdoc with Prof. Dr. Walter Thiel in Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung. My research is focused on improving and developing fast computational chemistry methods including semiempirical quantum chemical (SQC), machine learning (ML), and hybrid machine learning/quantum mechanical (ML/QM) techniques. Additionally, my research interests include nanoelectronics, photophysics of organic molecules, reaction mechanisms, and energetics.

I am also developing MLatom: A Package for Atomistic Simulations with Machine Learning.