I joined the theory group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research as a postdoctoral fellow in February 2015.

My position is funded by the collaborative research center TRR 146: Multiscale Simulation Methods for Soft Matter Systems. Within the TRR 146, I work on many-body effects and optimized mapping schemes for systematic coarse-graining. My current research focusses on the extension of existing coarse graining schemes to include 3-body nonbonded interactions and the implementation in the coarse graining toolkit VOTCA-CSG.

I obtained my PhD at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz in the Condensed Matter Theory Group group KOMET 331, supervised by Prof. Friederike Schmid in 2015 in collaboration with the SCHOTT AG in Mainz. In my PhD, I focussed on classical and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations of silicate and borate glasses and melts. During my studies, I received a Diploma in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.) from Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz (2010) and a B.Sc. with Honours from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2007.

Published in the group


[pdf] Understanding three-body contributions to coarse-grained force-fields
C. Scherer, D. Andrienko
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20, 22387-22394, 2018, [doi] [abstract]


[pdf] Comparison of systematic coarse-graining strategies for soluble conjugated polymers
C. Scherer, D. Andrienko
Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top., 225, 1441-1461, 2016, [doi] [abstract]