The main research objective of the COMPLEX project is to develop and identify methods used in quantum mechanics, statistics, and quantum information theory to model the energy transport in complex molecular networks.
Optimisation methods from mathematics and computer science will be applied to calculate the energy transfer in biological and artificially fabricated networks.
For a direct comparison of model-based predictions with experimental data for photosynthetic complexes, we will pursue a computationally efficient implementation of the underlying transport equations, including time dependent quantum-mechanical effects.
We will transfer our findings to other related systems such as nano-engineered networks, which are designed for efficient transport with applications in organic solar cells and light-emitting devices and to further complex systems.

Mirta Rodríguez is funded by the European commission with a Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowship.