Christoph Junghans

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Christoph Junghans
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Christoph Junghans, Computational Physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Alma materLeipzig University Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Known forVOTCA
SpouseAnn Junghans
Scientific career
ThesisBetween the Scales: Water from different Perspectives (2010)
Doctoral advisorKurt Kremer
Other academic advisorsWolfhard Janke, Arthur F. Voter,

Christoph Junghans is a German born American computational physicist and academic, working in multiscale modeling and computational co-design. He is currently the group leader of the applied computer science group[1] at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


Born in Merseburg, he was educated at Leipzig University and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (PhD, 2010).[2][3] During his graduate studies he also worked at Forschungszentrum Jülich[4] and the IBM Systems & Technology Group. Junghans joined Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2011 as a PostDoc of theoretical division and became a staff member with the applied computer science group in 2014. After being the deputy group leader for 2.5 years, he became the group leader of the applied computer science group in 2021. Until his naturalization he was one of the very few foreign national managers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Junghans is one of the authors of the VOTCA package and a contributor to more than a hundred open-sources projects[5] including Gromacs,[6] LAMMPS and Gentoo Linux.[7] His most-cited publications concern multi-scale modeling and understanding of polymer aggregation through Monte Carlo as well as method development for molecular dynamics in general.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Ann Junghans.


  1. ^ "Homepage of the Applied Computer Science group". Retrieved 9 Mar 2021.
  2. ^ Christoph, Junghans (August 2010). "Christoph Junghans' PhD Thesis (at the publication repository of the Max Planck Society)". hdl:11858/00-001M-0000-000F-70E9-C. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Junghans, Christoph (2010). "Christoph Junghans' PhD Thesis (at Google Books)". Retrieved 23 Feb 2018.
  4. ^ "Guest Student Programme 2005". Retrieved 9 Aug 2018.
  5. ^ "Junghans OpenHub Profile". Retrieved 23 Feb 2018.
  6. ^ "The GROMACS development team". Retrieved 23 Feb 2018.
  7. ^ "Junghans page on Gentoo Wiki". Retrieved 23 Feb 2018.