Robert Pollice


B.Sc., TU Wien, 2013, Prof. Dr. Michael Schnürch

M.Sc., TU Wien, 2015, Prof. Dr. Michael Schnürch

Ph.D., ETH Zürich, 2019, Prof. Dr. Peter Chen

Rob grew up in the countryside of Lower Austria. During his school years, he participated in the Chemistry Olympiad. After his secondary education, in 2010, he started studying Technical Chemistry at TU Wien and, in 2015, he received a Master of Science in Technical Chemistry working with Professor Michael Schnürch on mechanistic investigations of C-H activation reactions. Subsequently, he moved to Switzerland to join the group of Professor Peter Chen at ETH Zurich for his doctoral studies investigating London dispersion in molecular systems. Afterwards, he decided to work in the group of Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik at the University of Toronto as a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on organic electronic materials, lab automation and machine learning. In August 2022, Rob started as Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen.