CV of Lucia Reining

CNRS 1st class Senior Researcher (Directrice de Recherche DR1)
Coordinator of the LSI Theoretical Spectroscopy Group
Head of the ETSF Palaiseau node
Vice-President, European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility


1991, PhD thesis (Dottorato di Ricerca), Rome, Italy (Advisor R. Del Sole)
1985, Diploma thesis (Diplomarbeit), RWTH Aachen, Germany (Advisor I. Egry)
1980 - 1985, University RWTH Aachen, Physics


2002 - , Senior Researcher (Directrice de Recherche) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Laboratoire des Solides Irradiés (LSI), 1st class since 2009
2006 - , Coordinator, LSI Theoretical Spectroscopy group (permanent members today: 7)
2000 - 2006, Head, LSI Theory group (permanent members: 7)
1992 - 2002, CNRS Researcher (Chargée de Recherche)
1991 - 1992, Scientist, Marie Curie post-doc fellowship of the European Community, Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM), Orsay
1986 - 1987, Visiting Scientist, University "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy

Some relevant professional Activities

2009-2012, Member of the section 06 of the "Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique" (role: evaluation, advice, prospective thinking)
2008 - today, Vice-President « for Users and Technology » of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF)
2007/2008, President ad interim of the ETSF

2007 - today, Deputy chairperson of "Hochschulrat" (supervisory board) of RWTH Aachen University

2004 - 2008, Deputy Coordinator of the European Network of Excellence NANOQUANTA
2000 – 2008, Member of the piloting board (« bureau ») of the GDR « DFT » and « DFT++ » (national research networks)

  • Referee for international journals and national and international institutions
  • Member of several scientific advisory boards


  • Fellow of the American Physical Society 2007
  • CNRS Silver Medal 2003

5 relevant recent Publications (out of 100, about 3600 citations)

  • M. Guzzo, G. Lani, F. Sottile, P. Romaniello, M. Gatti, J. J. Kas, J. J. Rehr, M. G. Silly, F. Sirotti, and L. Reining, Valence Electron Photoemission Spectrum of Semiconductors: Ab Initio Description of Multiple Satellites, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 166401 (2011)
  • J. Vidal, S. Botti, P. Olsson, JF. Guillemoles, and L. Reining, Strong Interplay between Structure and Electronic Properties in CuIn(S,Se)(2): A First-Principles Study, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 056401 (2010)
  • R. Hambach, C. Giorgetti, N. Hiraoka, Y.Q. Cai, F. Sottile, A. Marinopoulos, F. Bechstedt, and L. Reining, Anomalous Angular Dependence of the Loss Function near Bragg Reflections: Graphite, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 266406 (2008)
  • M. Gatti, V. Olevano, L. Reining, and I. V. Tokatly, Transforming non-locality into frequency dependence: a shortcut to spectroscopy, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 057401 (2007).
  • S. Botti, A. Schindlmayr, R. Del Sole, and L. Reining, Time-dependent density-functional theory for extended systems , Rep. Prog. Phys. 70 (2007)


Contributions to questions of women and men in society, e.g. in the film « femmes de tête », 29.6.2004 on ARTE, or exhibition « physique de femmes »,


Professional in German, French, Italian, English