Martin received his Master in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in 2006. He remained to complete a PhD in Physical Chemistry in 2011, with the Quantum Chemistry group of Tore Brinck and the polymer chemistry group of Eva Malmström. During 2011 – 2013, Martin worked as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Southern California, and pursued modeling and synthesis work in the group of Karl Christe. From 2014 – 2016, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the combined theoretical chemistry and condensed matter physics group of Roald Hoffmann and Neil Ashcroft at Cornell University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Chalmers University of Technology. Outside of science he enjoys martial arts, all kinds of climbing, hiking and snowboarding.
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Hilda received her Master in Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics at Chalmers University of Technology in 2017. She was recruited as a graduate student in Martin Rahm’s group the same year to study prebiotic polymer chemistry using quantum chemistry methods. Interested in scientific questions related to the origin and nature of life, she enjoys working on the border between physics, chemistry and biology. Outside of science, she loves good fiction, in books and on the screen, as well as arts and the outdoors.