Martin Rahm

Group Leader
Associate Professor in Theoretical Chemistry

Martin received his Master degree 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 Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology. Outside of science he enjoys martial arts, rock climbing, hiking and snowboarding.


Chemical Bonding

High Pressure

Quantum Computation

Prebiotic Chemistry


Energetic Materials

Past Experience and Education

Assistant Professor
(2017 – 2021)
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Postdoctoral Researcher
(2014 – 2017)
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology,
Cornell University, United States. 
Advisors: Roald Hoffmann and Neil W. Ashcroft
Theoretical Chemistry and Condensed Matter Physics 

Postdoctoral Researcher
(2011 – 2014)
Department of Chemistry, 
University of Southern California (USC), United States. 
Advisor: Karl O. Christe
Modeling and Synthesis of High-Energy-Density Materials

PhD. Physical Chemistry
(2006 – 2011)
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.
Supervisors: Tore Brinck and Eva Malmström.
Thesis: Green Propellants.
Research and teaching in mainly quantum and polymer chemistry. 

MSc. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
(2001 – 2006)
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.
(2004 – 2005)
Exchange year, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.