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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


Julia Contreras‐garcía   

Journal articles13 documents

  • Rubén Laplaza, Francesca Peccati, Roberto A. Boto, Chaoyu Quan, Alessandra Carbone, et al.. NCIPLOT and the analysis of noncovalent interactions using the reduced density gradient. WIREs Computational Molecular Science, 2021, 11 (2), pp.e1497. ⟨10.1002/wcms.1497⟩. ⟨hal-02921299⟩
  • J. Klein, H. Khartabil, J.C. Boisson, J. Contreras-Garcia, Jean-Philip Piquemal, et al.. A New Way for Probing Bond Strength. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, American Chemical Society, 2020, 124 (9), pp.1850-1860. ⟨10.1021/acs.jpca.9b09845⟩. ⟨hal-02377737⟩
  • Roberto A Boto, Francesca Peccati, Rubén Laplaza, Chaoyu Quan, Alessandra Carbone, et al.. NCIPLOT4: fast, robust and quantitative analysis of noncovalent interactions. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, American Chemical Society, 2020, ⟨10.1021/acs.jctc.0c00063⟩. ⟨hal-02377999⟩
  • Corentin Lefebvre, Hassan Khartabil, Jean-Charles Boisson, Julia Contreras-García, Jean-Philip Piquemal, et al.. The Independent Gradient Model: a new approach for probing strong and weak interactions in molecules from wave function calculations. ChemPhysChem, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2018, 19 (6), pp.724-735. ⟨10.1002/cphc.201701325⟩. ⟨hal-03377532⟩
  • Roberto A Boto, Jean-Philip Piquemal, Julia Contreras-García. Revealing strong interactions with the reduced density gradient: a benchmark for covalent, ionic and charge-shift bonds. Theoretical Chemistry Accounts: Theory, Computation, and Modeling, Springer Verlag, 2017, 136, pp.139. ⟨hal-01636270⟩
  • Roberto A. Boto, Julia Contreras-García, Julien Tierny, Jean-Philip Piquemal. Interpretation of the reduced density gradient. Molecular Physics, Taylor & Francis, 2015, pp.1-9. ⟨10.1080/00268976.2015.1123777⟩. ⟨hal-01253888⟩
  • David Guenther, Roberto Alvarez-Boto, Julia Contreras-Garcia, Jean-Philip Piquemal, Julien Tierny. Characterizing Molecular Interactions in Chemical Systems. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014, 20 (12), pp.2476-2485. ⟨10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346403⟩. ⟨hal-01146475⟩
  • R. Chaudret, B. De Courcy, J. Contreras-García, Eric Gloaguen, A. Zehnacker-Rentien, et al.. Unraveling non-covalent interactions within flexible biomolecules: from electron density topology to gas phase spectroscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014, 16, pp.9876-9891. ⟨10.1039/C3CP52774C⟩. ⟨hal-01131254⟩
  • Robin Chaudret, Julia Contreras-García, Mickaël Delcey, Olivier Parisel, Weitao Yang, et al.. Revisiting H2O Nucleation around Au + and Hg 2+ : The Peculiar “Pseudo-Soft” Character of the Gold Cation. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, American Chemical Society, 2014, 10 (5), pp.1900-1909. ⟨10.1021/ct4006135⟩. ⟨hal-02126798⟩
  • Joseph Lane, Julia Contreras-García, Jean-Philip Piquemal, Benjamin Miller, Henrik Kjaergaard. Are Bond Critical Points Really Critical for Hydrogen Bonding?. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, American Chemical Society, 2013, 9 (8), pp.3263-3266. ⟨10.1021/ct400420r⟩. ⟨hal-02126863⟩
  • Julia Contreras-García, Monica Calatayud, Jean-Philip Piquemal, J.M. Recio. Ionic interactions: Comparative topological approach. Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, Elsevier, 2012, 998, pp.193-201. ⟨10.1016/j.comptc.2012.07.043⟩. ⟨hal-02126866⟩
  • Natacha Gillet, Robin Chaudret, Julia Contreras-García, Weitao Yang, Bernard Silvi, et al.. Coupling Quantum Interpretative Techniques: Another Look at Chemical Mechanisms in Organic Reactions. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, American Chemical Society, 2012, 8 (11), pp.3993-3997. ⟨10.1021/ct300234g⟩. ⟨hal-02126838⟩
  • Julia Contreras-García, Erin Johnson, Shahar Keinan, Robin Chaudret, Jean-Philip Piquemal, et al.. NCIPLOT: A Program for Plotting Noncovalent Interaction Regions. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, American Chemical Society, 2011, 7 (3), pp.625-632. ⟨10.1021/ct100641a⟩. ⟨hal-02126834⟩

Book sections1 document

  • Christophe Narth, Zeina Maroun, Roberto A. Boto, Robin Chaudret, Marie-Laure Bonnet, et al.. A complete NCI perspective: from new bonds to reactivity. Esmail Alikhani, Remi Chauvin, Christine Lepetit, Bernard Silvi. Applications of Topological Methods in Molecular Chemistry, 22, Springer, pp.491-527, 2016, Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-29022-5_18⟩. ⟨hal-01224203⟩