Our team

Principal Investigator

Asst. Prof. Dr. Carl Goodrich

email: carl.goodrich AT ist.ac.at
office: I21.O1.108 (Office Building West)
phone: +43 2243 9000 2181

Carl grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, obtaining his BS in Physics and Mathematics in 2009 from Syracuse University. Under the guidance of Dr. Andrea Liu and Dr. Sidney Nagel, he received his Ph.D in Theoretical Soft-Matter Physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. He then moved back to Boston as a postdoctoral fellow with Michael Brenner at Harvard University. He is now an Assistant Professor at IST Austria, where he runs the Theoretical and Computational Soft Matter group.

Assistant to Professor (A2P)

Agnieszka (Aga) Rowinska

email: agnieszka.rowinska AT ist.ac.at

I am (Administrative) Assistant to Professor Goodrich. I come from Poland, where after finishing studies in Business Management and Marketing, I gained experience in office organization and management, as well as Human Resources management. I decided to put my skills in use in the science after moving to Austria. IST Austria is a wonderful place where science is flourishing in international, open minded and cooperative atmosphere. I can only recommend joining Goodrich Group at IST Austria!

Scientific Interns

Maximilian Martin Lechner

email: maximilian.lechner AT ist.ac.at

Qing-Long Liu

email: qliu AT ist.ac.at

Qing-Long got his master in applied mathematics and informatics from HSE, Russia and bachelor in chemistry from Inner Mongolia University, China.

Now he is working on applying automatic differentiation technique to classical molecular dynamics simulation.

His personal website is https://scnlong.github.io/


Andreas Ehrmann

email: andreas.ehrmann AT ist.ac.at

Andreas grew up in southern Germany and obtained his BSc and MSc in Physics at the University of Stuttgart. Specializing in statistical physics he got interested in biological systems and performed theoretical research on biochemical signaling networks. He joined IST late 2019 to follow his curiosity and appreciates the international, interdisciplinary, and stimulating atmosphere.

Christine Fiedler

email: christine.fiedler AT ist.ac.at

Christine Fiedler was born in Barbados and is also Austrian. She graduated in 2016 from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, Barbados, with First Class Honours in Chemistry with Biochemistry. She received her masters degree in 2020 from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz Austria in Polymer Chemistry. Her work focused on the synthesis and engineering of Janus micro/nanomotors and nanoparticle synthesis. Christine started her Ph.D studies in September 2020 and joined the Goodrich group as a rotation student.


email: vicenteluis.dIazmelian AT ist.ac.at

Vicente Luis Diaz Melian was born in Havana, Cuba. He obtained your Bachelor’s Degree in physics (summa cum laude) from Havana University, Cuba. The topic of his thesis degree was the study of the penetration dynamic of an intruder into the granular matters. From 2018, He worked as an assistant teacher at Havana University, Cuba. In 2020, He joined IST Austria as a Ph.D. student to continue his development as research.

Selver Pepic

email: selver.pepic AT ist.ac.at

Anton Piankov

email: anton.piankov AT ist.ac.at

Anton comes from Ukraine. He completed his bachelor degree at MIPT, Russia. He has broad interest in physics, math and biology. Currently he is working on programmable self-assembly.

Previous Members

Veronika Szentirmai (Rotation w/ us, Oct. 2020 – Dec. 2020)