Prof. Dr.

Frederik TIELENS

Frederik Tielens

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Room 10F721
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels | Belgium


Frederik Tielens (Brussels, 1974) graduated in Chemistry at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium (1996) and earned his PhD degree in Theoretical Chemistry with cum laude at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium (2000), in the group of Prof. P. Geerlings. His doctoral work on the study of adsorption and catalytic properties of zeolites was awarded the Solvay Prize and the second prize of the prestigious international DSM contest. After a post doc in collaboration with ExxonMobil Research he then moved to industry and worked for Altachem and ABSS.

In November 2003 he reintegrated university. During that period he obtained a Marie Curie Post Doc grant at the Universitat Jaume I (Spain), and was postdoctoral researcher at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC, Paris, France) in collaboration with Yara, where he worked on the reactivity of metal and metal oxide catalysts.

In September 2006 he was assigned contractual assistant professor at the UPMC.

From 2007 - 2013 he was assistant professor in charge of theoretical chemistry at Surface Reactivity Laboratory (UPMC).

In January 2013 he joined the Laboratory of Condensed Matter of Paris (UPMC).

As from October 2017 he will be appointed professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and leads the group of materials modeling.

Frederik Tielens has authored over 100 peer reviewed scientific publications.

Visiting Maître de Conférences at Sorbonne Université, laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée (LCMCP).