Stefan Grimme studied chemistry at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. He got his PhD in 1991 with Prof. H. Dreeskamp in physcial chemistry for a combined work in laser/NMR-spectroscopy and MO-theoretical studies. In 1992 he moved to the Universität Bonn for a PostDoc with Prof. S. D. Peyerimhoff where he switched his main topic to Theoretical Chemistry. In 1997 he finished his Habilitation and became Research Fellow (C1) and later Assistant Professor (C2). In 2000 got the chair for Theoretical Organic Chemistry (C4) at the Universität Münster. He was awarded with the FCI Promotionsstipendium, the FCI Dozentenstipendium and the Bennigsen-Foerder-Preis of the Land Nordrhein-Westfalen. From 2004 to 2006 he was member of the Senat of the Universität Münster. Stefan Grimme is member of the Editorial Boards for the Journals: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., J. Comput. Chem., Theor. Chem. Acc. and J. Chem. Theor. Comput.
His research interests are the development and application of correlated quantum chemical methods for large molecules. Main topics are density functional theory, multi-reference methods, combination of wave function and DFT methods, quantum Monte Carlo methods for electronic structure theory, methods for excited states; theoretical UV- and CD-spectroscopy; vibronic-coupling; chirality; optical rotations and absolute config-urations; applications for transition metal compounds; non-covalent (van der Waals) interactions.