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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.

Welcome!

Latest news

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.

Dr Chuck Witt joins the MTG

6 March 2020

The Materials Theory Group welcomes its newest research associate, Dr Chuck Witt.

Welcome to Dr Bartomeu Monserrat

10 January 2020

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

CASTEP: From research code to software product with Professor Chris Pickard

9 January 2020

On 22 January 2020, Chris Pickard will give a talk followed by a Q&A session on commercialising software.