Curriculum vitae

Personal information

First names: Susi Samuli

Last name: Lehtola

Researcher profiles

These are in a rough order of accuracy - Google Scholar is most up to date.

Site ID
Google Scholar M-OAnnwAAAAJ
ORCID 0000-0001-6296-8103
Web of Science H-1828-2013
Scopus 55586137400

Current position

Academy research fellow

Docent in computational chemistry at University of Helsinki

Reviewer for the following journals (see also my Publons profile which is probably more up to date):


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in theoretical physics (PhD thesis here), University of Helsinki, 2013

Master of Science (MSc) in theoretical physics, University of Helsinki, 2008. Majors in theoretical physics and physics, minor in mathematics. Specialization in computational physics.

Honors and awards

  • President of computational chemistry section of Finnish Chemical Society, 2018-2019
  • President of computational physics section of Finnish Physical Society, 2019
  • Member of Finnish Academy Club for Young Scientists 2016-2017
  • Löwdin postdoctoral fellow award, 57th Sanibel Meeting 2017
  • Member of Finnish Academy for Young Scientists 2017-2020

Computer skills

Fluent in C, C++, Fortran, and Python.
Experience with MPI and OpenMP parallel programming.

Extensive experience with Red Hat Linux systems both on user and administrator level. Packager for Fedora Linux; sponsor and provenpackager status. Fluent with shell scripting and awk.

Selected work history

Year Position
2022-2027 Academy of Finland research fellow
  Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
2020-2022 Software Scientist
  Molecular Sciences Software Institute at Virginia Tech, United States
2017-2020 Academy of Finland postdoctoral fellow
  Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
2014-2017 Postdoctoral fellow
  Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
2013-2014 Postdoctoral researcher
  Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University, Finland
2008-2013 PhD student with teaching duties
  Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland
2003-2008 IT support and maintenance, some teaching
  Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland


Term Course Level Role
spring 2023 Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing graduate lecturer
spring 2019 Scientific Computing III graduate lecturer
spring 2018 Molecular properties postgraduate teaching assistant
fall 2012 Scientific Programming in C graduate lecturer
spring 2012 Advanced Quantum Chemistry postgraduate teaching assistant
fall 2011 Nuclear Physics graduate teaching assistant
spring 2011 Electrodynamics undergraduate teaching assistant
fall 2010 Classical Mechanics undergraduate teaching assistant
spring 2010 Quantum Mechanics II graduate teaching assistant
fall 2009 Continuum Mechanics graduate teaching assistant
spring 2009 Fundamental physics course labs undergraduate teaching assistant
fall 2008 Fundamental physics course labs undergraduate teaching assistant
fall 2007 Solid State Physics II graduate teaching assistant
fall 2006 Quantum Mechanics I undergraduate study circle coach
fall 2005 Mathematical Methods for Physicists undergraduate teaching assistant

Language skills

Language Level
Finnish Native
English Fluent
French Fluent
Italian Fluent
German Conversational
Swedish Conversational
Spanish Beginner