Fahmi Himo


Department of Organic Chemistry
Arrhenius Laboratory
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm

Tel: +46 8 - 161094




Fahmi Himo was born in 1973. He did his undergraduate studies in physics at Stockholm University (1992-1995), where he also received his Ph.D. degree in 2000 (with Leif Eriksson and Per Siegbahn). He then spent two years as a Wenner-Gren postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Research Institute (with Louis Noodleman) and three years back in Sweden as a Wenner-Gren Fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). 2005-2009 he was assistant professor at KTH before he moved to his current position as professor in quantum chemistry at Stockholm University.



  1. Göran Gustafsson Award 2011. Awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. “For his development and application of quantum mechanical techniques for elucidation of enzymatic and homogeneous catalysis of chemical reactions".
  2. 2010-2015: 6-year Senior Research Position in “Theoretical Modeling of Molecular Catalytic Processes”, awarded by the Swedish Research Council.
  3. 2005-2009: 4-year Junior Research Position (Assistant Professor) awarded by the Swedish Research Council.
  4. The Sven & Ebba-Christina Hagberg Prize 2003. Awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. “For Outstanding Quantum Biochemical Studies of Enzyme Catalysis”.
  5. 2000: Special 5-year postdoctoral fellowship from The Wenner-Gren Foundations.
  6. The Sigrid Arrhenius Award 2000. Awarded by the Faculty of Science, Stockholm University, for outstanding thesis work.