Mats Börje Sundholm

Date and place of birth:
22 December, 1957. Munsala, Finland.

M.Sc (Eng.) 1981 (Åbo Akademi),
Tech.Lic. 1983 (Åbo Akademi),
Ph.D 1985 (University of Helsinki),
Docent in Physical Chemistry 1990 (University of Helsinki).

More than 200 original scientific papers.

Current Position:
Professor of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2009-.

Previous positions:
Research assistant, The Academy of Finland, 1980-1985;
Research assistant, University of Lund, Sweden, 1986-1988;
Laboratory Instructor, Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland, 1988-1990, 1991-1992;
Senior Research Scientist, The Academy of Finland, 1990-1991 and 1992-1997.

Extended research visits abroad:
Swedish Natural Science Research Council, post-doctoral scholarship, Lund, Sweden, 1986-1988 (24 mo). Visiting Scientist, Lund, Sweden, 1989 (2 mo). Visiting Scientist, Århus, Denmark, 1993 (4 mo). Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1994-1995 (19 mo). Massey University, Albany, New Zealand, 2015 (2 mo). Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, LMU Munich, Germany, 2015 (3 mo). ASLA-Fulbright Research Fellow Grant for Senior Scholars, UC Irvine, USA, 2015 (3 mo).

Main professional interests:
- Development of numerical quantum chemistry methods
- Molecular aromaticity by calculating magnetically induced current densities
- Coupled-cluster and time-dependent density functional studies of electronic excited states of molecules such as retinals, green fluorescent proteins, chlorophylls, molecules in artificial photosynthesis, silicon nanoclusters, porphyrins, gold containing molecules, organic semiconductor molecules
- Computational studies of cytochrome c oxidase
- Development EMA based methods for computational studies of quantum dots and quantum rings
- Development of computational ab initio methods for studies of boson condensates

- Member of The Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2015
- E.J. Nyström Prize awarded by The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, 2013
- Member of The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters (Societas Scientiarum Fennica), 2009
- Humboldt-Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (1994-1995).
- A stipend by Waldemar von Frenckells Stiftelse, 1991;
- "Det Alfthanska priset 1988", Finska Kemistsamfundet r.f.;