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Dr Judith B Rommel


Dr Judith B. Rommel is currently a Fedor-Lynen fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. As a research fellow of St. Edmund’s College she works on establishing an active music life of the college.

She obtained her PhD in theoretical and computational chemistry from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. While working on her doctoral degree she was a visiting scholar at the SLAC - National Accelerator Laboratory in Stanford, California (USA), at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA), and at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Before she worked as a teacher at a German academic high school. She received her first degree from the University of Ulm, Germany, in biology and mathematics.

She works in a multidisciplinary field where methods, perspectives, and questions from chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, mathematics and computer science come together. Her academic interests range from practical questions about inorganic and organic materials to theoretical developments and mathematical modeling of chemical systems. At the moment her research focuses on the understanding of quantum effects during catalytic reactions on metal surfaces.

Departments and Institutes

Department of Chemistry:


  • Chemistry