Daniel ESCUDERO studied chemistry at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain), where he received his M.Sc. (2007). He moved to the Friedrich-Schiller University (Jena, Germany) to do his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Leticia González. His PhD work focused on the computation of spectroscopic and photochemical properties of transition metal complexes employing ab initio quantum chemistry and chemical dynamics methods.
Following his PhD, in November 2011 he moved to the group of Prof. Walter Thiel at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany) as a postdoctoral researcher. In this postdoctoral period he started new avenues of research, including the application of hybrid approaches – such as the combined QM/MM methods- to larger systems and biocatalysis. Concurrently, he continued working actively in the field of excited states, focusing on the study of Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
Since November 2014 he is a postdoctoral researcher in the MARCHES project led by Prof. Denis Jacquemin at the University of Nantes. His main research project is the modelization of photochromic molecules grafted on surfaces.