Mark Jones | AIChE

Mark Jones

Molecular Quantum Solutions

Mark Nicholas Jones has studied chemical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Technical University of Denmark (DTU), followed by a PhD and postdoc position at DTU. In 2019 he founded with Lukasz Rusczcynski the start-up Molecular Quantum Solutions (MQS) to integrate quantum chemistry calculations for property prediction with higher-layer applications such as computer aided molecular design or unit operation modelling. Marks interests are quantum chemistry, machine-learning, process systems engineering, software development, experimental electronic music and philosophy (especially language philosophy and the work of Wittgenstein) which give him a lot of inspiration how to think interdisciplinary and how to design a cloud based SaaS company.

Mark was born in Heidelberg in 1987. His British father Simon Jones working at that time as a chemical engineer at BASF in Ludwigshafen and his Danish mother Suzan Møberg-Hansen Jones worked as a nurse. Mark studied Chemical Engineering himself at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The discovery of the Computers & Chemical Engineering Journal in the library of KIT led him to study a year at the CAPEC-Process institute at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) under the main supervision of Rafiq Gani who was the editor of Computers & Chemical Engineering back then.

After various side projects (Engineers without Borders, side-studies in applied cultural science, organization of cultural events and sound engineering at the Center for Arts & Media in Karlsruhe), Mark graduated from KIT and started a PhD project at the PROSYS (formerly CAPEC-Process) centre at DTU under the supervision of Gürkan Sin who was also a supervisor back then for Mark’s one year period at DTU. Within his PhD project Mark also enjoyed to work at Imperial College London under the supervision of Ruth Misener.

Today Mark is managing the company Molecular Quantum Solutions (in short MQS) as the CEO which he founded together with Lukasz Ruszczynski, a colleague from the PhD project they were both involved with. Mark is also helping out as a Postdoc at DTU Kemiteknik to digitalize the experimental pilot plant with various unit operations and is working with Seyed Mansouri at PROSYS to combine quantum computing with chemical engineering applications.