Danilo Roccatano is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in College of Science
Danilo Roccatano was born in Frosinone, Italy. In 1997, he was awarded his PhD in chemistry discussing a thesis on advanced Molecular Dynamics methods to study complex molecular systems at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy. From 1996, he worked as postdoc in the group of Prof. H.J.C. Berendsen at Chemistry departments at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. In 2001, he moved back in Italy with two research fellowships, the first one at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” followed by one at the University of L’Aquila. In 2003, he started a senior researcher position at the International University Bremen (Germany). In July 2005, he was promoted to University Lecturer in Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, and, later in 2009, as assistant professor in Biochemical Engineering at the same university (renamed Jacobs University Bremen). Since then, he is leading a computational chemistry and biochemistry group, which attracted funding and students from different Germany national research agencies (DFG, BMBF, DAAD), EU, and biotech companies (EVONIK, BASF, BRAIN). In October 2015, he started the Senior Lecturer position in Applied Mathematics at the the University of Lincoln.
PhD in Chemistry
— University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy, 1997
Laurea in Chimica (equ. to MSc in Chemistry)
— University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy, 1993
Young Research Grant
— University of L’Aquila, Italy, 2001
Research grant for the development of Molecular Dynamics program on parallel computer “Quadrics”
— Supercomputer center CASPUR, Rome, Italy, 1993
American Chemical Society
External Activities and Consultancy
Editorial board member of PLOS ONE (since Oct. 2012).
Project reviewer for PRACE (EU), Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) Large Scale Projects,
the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).