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CV of Jean-Philip Piquemal

Jean-Philip Piquemal

Sorbonne Université (SU), Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, UMR 7616 CNRS, 

Tour 12-13, 4ème étage, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex, France.

Tel:(+33) 144272504 ; FAX: (+33)144274117 ; 

 E-mail : jean-philip.piquemal (at) ;  Homepage: 

Twitter: @jppiquem (personal); @jppiqresearch (research team)


(last update: 07/2022)

Research Interests: 

  • Theoretical and Quantum Chemistry
  • Computational Biophysics and Drug Discovery
  • High Performance Computing and Quantum Computing


Present Position

- Distinguished Professor (EXceptional class, PREX1) of Theoretical Chemistry, Sorbonne Université (Paris, France);

- Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, UMR 7616 Sorbonne Université & CNRS, Department of Chemistry;

- Principal Investigator, EMC2 (Extreme-scale Mathematically-based Computational Chemistry)  ERC SyG project; 

- Research Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (USA);

- Member of the PRACE Steering Commitee (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe).

- Editor, Results in Chemistry (Elsevier).


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Professional Background 

  • 2020-present   : Member of the PRACE Steering Commitee (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe).
  • 2019-present   : Distinguished Professor (Exceptional class, PREX-1), CNU section 31, SU.
  • 2019-present   : Director Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique (LCT), Department of Chemistry, SU & CNRS
  • 2019-present   : Team leader: Extreme-scale Mathematically-based Computational Chemistry (EMC2), LCT, SU/CNRS.
  • 2019-present   : PI of the EMC2 ERC Synergy project (2019-2025) 
  • 2015-present   : Research Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (USA).
  • 2016-2021       : Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (research chair)
  • 2016-2019       : Full Professor, first class (CNU section 31), SU.
  • 2012-2019       : Team leader of the MC2 interdisciplinary project team at ISCD (Institute for Computations and data), SU.
  • 2012-2018       : Director of the Institut Parisien de Chimie Physique et Théorique (IP2CT), FR 2622, SU & CNRS.
  • 2012-2018       : Team leader: research axis of LCT: «From quantum interpretative techniques to multiscale modeling». 
  • 2011-2016       : Full Professor (second class), UPMC.
  • 2009-2011       : Maître de Conférences - HDR (Associate Professor), UPMC (Research Habilitation (HDR), september 2009).  
  • 2006-2009       : Maître de Conférences (Assistant Professor), UPMC.
  • 2004-2006       : NIH Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA (group of Thomas Darden).


  • 2011                : Research Habilitation (HDR) in Theoretical Chemistry, UPMC.
  • 2001-2004       : Ph.D. Thesis (allocataire-moniteur) in Theoretical Chemistry, UPMC. [Academic Genealogy]
  • 2000-2001       : Diplôme d’Etude Approfondie (DEA) in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry (DEA National CIT), UPMC.
  • 1999-2000       : Master degree (Maîtrise) in Chemistry (major: Physical Chemistry), UPEC.

Affiliations: SU= Sorbonne Université; UPMC= Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6); NIEHS= National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; UPEC = Université Paris-Est Créteil (Paris 12); CNRS= Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique


Theoretical Chemistry (Quantum chemistry and Molecular Simulation), Physical Chemistry, Machine Learning, Computer Science and Programming.

Selected Honors & Awards 


     Industry & Innovation (as Qubit Pharmaceuticals' CSO)

Editorial Activites 


Scientific Societies Memberships

  • Société Chimique de France (SFC)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Biophysical Society
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Sigma Xi


Carine Clavaguéra   

Journal articles6 documents

  • Xiaojing Wu, Carine Clavaguera, Louis Lagardère, Jean-Philip Piquemal, Aurelien de La Lande. AMOEBA Polarizable Force Field Parameters of the Heme Cofactor in Its Ferrous and Ferric Forms. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, American Chemical Society, 2018, 14 (5), pp.2705-2720. ⟨10.1021/acs.jctc.7b01128⟩. ⟨hal-02126731⟩
  • Aude Marjolin, Christophe Gourlaouen, Carine Clavaguéra, Pengyu Y. Ren, Jean-Philip Piquemal, et al.. Hydration gibbs free energies of open and closed shell trivalent lanthanide and actinide cations from polarizable molecular dynamics. Journal of Molecular Modeling, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2014, 20, pp.2471. ⟨10.1007/s00894-014-2471-6⟩. ⟨hal-01157657⟩
  • Christophe Gourlaouen, Carine Clavaguéra, Aude Marjolin, Jean-Philip Piquemal, Jean-Pierre Dognon. Understanding the structure and electronic properties of Th4+-water complexes. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, NRC Research Press, 2013, 91 (9), pp.821-831. ⟨10.1139/cjc-2012-0546⟩. ⟨hal-00926680⟩
  • A. Marjolin, C. Gourlaouen, Carine Clavaguéra, J. -P. Dognon, J. -P. Piquemal. Towards energy decomposition analysis for open and closed shell f-elements mono aqua complexes. Chemical Physics Letters, Elsevier, 2013, 563, pp.25-29. ⟨10.1016/j.cplett.2013.01.066⟩. ⟨hal-00880177⟩
  • A. Marjolin, C. Gourlaouen, Carine Clavaguéra, P.Y. Ren, J.C. Wu, et al.. Toward accurate solvation dynamics of lanthanides and actinides in water using polarizable force fields: From gas-phase energetics to hydration free energies. Theoretical Chemistry Accounts: Theory, Computation, and Modeling, Springer Verlag, 2012, 131 (March), pp.1198. ⟨10.1007/s00214-012-1198-7⟩. ⟨hal-00904389⟩
  • Benoit de Courcy, Jean-Pierre Dognon, Carine Clavaguéra, Nohad Gresh, Jean-Philip Piquemal. Interactions within the alcohol dehydrogenase Zn(II)-metalloenzyme active site: Interplay between subvalence, electron correlation/dispersion, and charge transfer/induction effects. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, Wiley, 2011, 111 (6), pp.1213-1221. ⟨10.1002/qua.22760⟩. ⟨hal-00926669⟩