School of Chemical Sciences
Academic staff - Computational Chemistry
Academic biographyJoaquin Klug is an assistant professor in computational chemistry in the School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University. His research interest is on modelling the interaction of molecules and nanomaterial with cell membranes, aiming to get a fundamental understanding of the process to improve drug delivery systems. The computational method used for these studies ranges from ab initio calculation up to atomistic and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation with enhance-sampling techniques.
Joaquin graduated with a first-class honours degree in Chemistry from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba Argentina in 2008. He then completed a PhD in Chemistry also at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in 2014 before gaining a postdoctoral position at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. He went on to complete a secondment at Queen's University, Belfast (2016-2017) under the Marie Curie Research Innovation and Staff Exchange (RISE) fund before taking up a postdoctoral researcher position at the same institution (2017-2018). In February 2020, he did a postdoctoral position at the School of Chemical Sciences DCU. Followed up by a temporary contract as an assistant professor in Computational Chemistry starting in January 2021 in the same School.