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Materials Theory Group

Welcome to Dr Bartomeu Monserrat

The Materials Theory Group welcomes new faculty member and new group member Bartomeu Monserrat.

Dr Monserrat has been awarded the Gianna Angelopoulos Lectureship in Computational Materials Science, which he is taking up in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy in January 2020.

Dr Monserrat's research interests lie in first-principles quantum condensed matter theory, which he applies to address a variety of problems in optoelectronics, topology, and superconductivity. You can read more about his research interests here.

Dr Monserrat and his group are moving to the Department from the Cavendish Laboratory. We also extend a warm welcome to his PhD students Ivona, Siyu, Alan, Arjun, Gunnar, Bo and Yuchen, as well as to postdoctoral research associate Dr Yun Liu.


Latest news

Physics World Breakthrough of the Year finalists for 2020

17 December 2020

A paper coauthored by Chris Pickard and Bartomeu Monserrat has been selected as a Top 10 finalist in Physics World's breakthroughs of the year for 2020.

An upper limit for the speed of sound

17 November 2020

A collaboration involving Bartomeu Monserrat and Chris Pickard was featured on both the University website and the Department website .

New fellowships for Chuck

17 November 2020

Congratulations to Chuck Witt, who began recently as a Schmidt Science Fellow and as a Junior Research Fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge! The Schmidt award is intended to catalyze new research directions and...

Machine learning shows how hydrogen becomes a metal inside giant planets

10 September 2020

By combining machine learning and quantum mechanics, researchers have carried out simulations to discover how hydrogen becomes a metal under extreme pressures.

MSM-AIMR Joint Online Workshop 2020

8 September 2020

In the week of 24-28 August 2020, the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy held a Joint Online Workshop with Tohoku University in Japan.

Hierarchically Structured Allotropes of Phosphorus from Data-Driven Exploration

22 June 2020

Researchers discover new elemental phosphorus structures by using 'fragments' of phosphorus as building blocks.

New academic license for CASTEP

6 March 2020

The CASTEP developers announce a new cost-free worldwide source code license to CASTEP and NMR CASTEP for academic use.