Benjamin Fingerhut studied chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and received his PhD degree from the LMU in 2011. Afterwards he joined as a postdoctoral fellow the group of Prof. Shaul Mukamel at the University of California, Irvine. In 2014 he moved to the Max-Born-Institute, Berlin, where he headed the Biomolecular Dynamics theory group.
Benjamin Fingerhut’s research focuses on the theory and simulations of biomolecular energy and charge transfer dynamics. His research is supported by a starting grant of the European Research Council, and he is recipient of the Robin Hochstrasser Young Investigator Award and the Coblentz Award. In 2022, Benjamin Fingerhut accepted a call from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and with his start in June 2022, he immediately became part of our cluster.