We are always interested to hear from researchers with a passion for theory and simulation of materials (TSM) who want to do their PhD or post-doctoral work in our group. Imperial College London is a vibrant and stimulating environment for research in TSM. We are part of the Thomas Young Centre, the London Centre for TSM, which provides an exciting programme of scientific events and visitors, and a large network of researchers in TSM.

Early-career fellowships

The group is always happy to host and support outstanding applicants in obtaining early-career research fellowships. Research Fellows enjoy academic independence and the supportive environment of the research group and the department. The department has a process for assessing applications. More details on Fellowships. Informal inquiries should be directed to Arash, preferably including a CV, brief research plans, and details of the intended Fellowship scheme.

Post-doctoral positions

There are currently no open post-doctoral positions available in the group. Any future opportunities will be advertised on the Psi-k mailing list.

PhD studentships

NEW: 21 March 2024. There is a new 4-year PhD opportunity in the group on understanding interfacial failure in polymer nanocomposites from first-principles. This project is in collaboration with colleagues at Continental. Fees and living costs are funded (subject to final contractual arrangements) for either a UK or an international student. For more details see the list of funded projects at Imperial Materials. Interested candidates should email Arash with a CV, transcript and their motivation for the position.

There are further opportunities for UK (“home”) students, or EU/EAA/Swiss students who meet specific requirements for “home” fee status, to undertake fully-funded PhDs in the group on any topic that falls within the interests of the research group. Interested students should email Arash with a CV and brief outline of research interests.

Students who do not meet the “home” fee-status requirements are also very welcome to get in touch, but should be aware that they would need to be self-funded and/or have or intend to apply for a scholarship for tuition fees and living expenses. Imperial College awards a number of PhD Scholarships each year (eg, the President’s Scholarships). These are highly competitive and applicants should be able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance. More details on scholarships.