David Benoit is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the University of Hull, UK. He holds a (bio-)chemistry degree (U. Lausanne), a PhD in theoretical chemistry (UCL) and a German habilitation in theoretical chemistry (U. Ulm). He has authored over 55 peer-reviewed publications and has 18 years’ experience in applying HPC to computational chemistry. His research focusses on the development of highly-scalable HPC approaches to describe quantum properties and dynamics of large molecular systems. He also has a particular interest in hybrid HPC computing, vibrational theory, astrochemistry, biological signalling and molecule–surface interactions.