Welcome to the DFT 2022 conference

An opportunity to discover the main trends in Density Functional Theory and its applications.

The 19th International Conference of Density Functional Theory and its Applications will take place in Brussels (Belgium) in August-September of 2022. It will be the most recent edition of a series of biennial meetings, which were held in Paris (1995), Vienna (1997), Rome (1999), Madrid (2001), Brussels (2003), Geneva (2005), Amsterdam (2007), Lyon (2009), Athens (2011), Durham (2013), Debrecen (2015), Tällberg (2017) and Alicante (2019). Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the conference was postponed for one year.

Density functional theory (DFT) is today’s most widely used method for practical computational electronic structure calculations across chemistry, physics and materials science.  The conference covers a broad range of topics in the field, from the latest theoretical developments to cutting-edge applications in chemistry and physics, bringing together scientists from all over the world. The scientific program extends over five days, and consists of 10 plenary and 15 invited lectures by internationally renowned speakers, presenting the current state-of-the-art in the field. In addition, a total of 33 slots for contributed talks provide the opportunity to present your research at the world’s largest platform for DFT developers and users. Contributions to the following topics are warmly welcome:

  • New fundamental developments in density functional theory
  • New developments for exchange-correlation functionals
  • Time-dependent and real-time density functional theory
  • Chemical concepts and conceptual DFT
  • DFT and machine learning
  • Applications of DFT in chemistry, condensed matter physics and materials science

It is a pleasure to welcome you in the beautiful capital of Europe!

Frank De Proft
Chair, 19th International Conference of Density Functional Theory and its Applications

WHERE

SQUARE Convention Centre
Brussels, Belgium

WHEN

Sunday to Friday
Aug 28 to Sept 2, 2022


Organizing Committee

Prof. Frank De Proft

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Prof. Mercedes Alonso

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Prof. Freija De Vleeschouwer

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Dr. Jan Turek

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)


Sabrina Vanoppen

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Fabienne Morren

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Prof. Frederik Tielens

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Prof. Jeremy Harvey

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


Prof. Toon Verstraelen

Ghent University

Prof. Benoît Champagne

University of Namur

Prof. Nathalie Vaeck

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

National Scientific Committee

Prof. Mercedes Alonso

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Prof. Patrick Bultinck

Ghent University

Prof. Benoît Champagne

University of Namur

Prof. Frank De Proft

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)


Prof. Freija De Vleeschouwer

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Prof. Philippe Ghosez

University of Liège

Prof. Xavier Gonze

Université Catholique de Louvain

Prof. Jeremy Harvey

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


Prof. Wouter Herrebout

University of Antwerp

Prof. Roberto Lazzaroni

University of Mons

Prof. Erik Neyts

University of Antwerp

Prof. Sabine Van Doorslaer

University of Antwerp


Prof. Veronique Van Speybroeck

Ghent University

Prof. Toon Verstraelen

Ghent University

Prof. Nathalie Vaeck

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Prof. Danny Vanpoucke

Hasselt University


Prof. Françoise Remacle

University of Liège

Prof. Frederik Tielens

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

International Scientific Committee

Prof. Henry Chermette

Université de Lyon, France

Prof. Claude A. Daul

University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Prof. Frank De Proft

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium

Prof. Paola Gori-Giorgi

Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Prof. Miguel A. L. Marques

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Prof. Agnes Nagy

University of Debrecen, Hungary

Prof. Paul W. Ayers

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Karlheinz Schwarz

Technical University (TU) Wien, Austria


Prof. David J. Tozer

University of Durham, United Kingdom

Prof. Levente Vitos

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Prof. Juan C. Sancho-García

University of Alicante, Spain