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 Chair the Management Board of the Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub, which hosts the UK’s dedicated national Tier-2 HPC facilities (Thomas and Young) for materials and molecular modelling. I’m also a Trustee of Psi-k, a Europe-based, worldwide network of researchers working on the advancement of first-principles computational materials science.
In my spare time I enjoy tennis, hiking and learning Russian.
Some genealogical fun
- 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)