Kjartan Thor Wikfeldt, PhD

Software Engineer and Training Coordinator, Domain expert in Materials Science


Thor has an academic background in computational chemistry and materials science. After obtaining his Ph.D. from Stockholm University in 2011 he worked as a postdoc first at University College London and then the University of Iceland, before returning to a researcher position at Stockholm University. In 2016 Thor jumped over to HPC and worked as an application expert in molecular dynamics at the PDC HPC center at KTH. During this time he became increasingly drawn towards teaching workshops and developing training material, both at PDC and within the CodeRefinery project. Thor is passionate about helping researchers write better and more scalable code with less effort, is helping to build a community of research software engineers in the Nordics through the Nordic-RSE initiative, and enjoys programming in Julia.