I graduated with a first class degree in Natural Sciences (2000) and a PhD in Condensed Matter Theory (2004), both from the University of Cambridge. Before joining Imperial College London in 2007 I was a Junior Research Fellow in Cambridge and a post-doctoral research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
I’m the Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training on Theory and Simulation of Materials at Imperial College London and of the Thomas Young Centre at Imperial, the London Centre for Theory and Simulation of Materials. I’m a Trustee of Psi-k, a Europe-based, worldwide network of researchers working on the advancement of first-principles computational materials science. I also sit on the Committee of the Computational Physics Group of the Institute of Physics.
In my spare time I enjoy tennis, hiking and learning Russian.
Some genealogical fun
Here is our group’s lineage (with thanks to the Mathematics Genealogy Project). Nobel prize winners are indicated by an asterisk.
- N Bowditch (MA 1802, Harvard)
- B Peirce (BA 1829, Harvard)
- J Lovering (AB 1833, Harvard)
- J Trowbridge (SD 1873, Harvard)
- WC Sabine (Harvard)
- PW Bridgman* (PhD 1908, Harvard)
- EC Kemble (PhD 1917, Harvard)
- JH van Vleck* (PhD 1922, Harvard)
- PW Anderson* (PhD 1949, Harvard)
- JC Inkson (PhD 1972, Cambridge)
- MC Payne (PhD 1985, Cambridge)
- AA Mostofi (PhD 2004, Cambridge)