Volker Deringer is associate professor of theoretical and computational inorganic chemistry at the University of Oxford and a fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. He studied chemistry at RWTH Aachen University (Germany), where he obtained his diploma (2010) and doctorate (2014) under the guidance of Richard Dronskowski. In 2015, he moved to the University of Cambridge as a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; in 2017, he was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the same institution. In September 2019, he took up his post at Oxford. His research has been recognised by an EPSRC New Investigator Award and, very recently, by the award of an ERC Starting Grant.