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Materials Theory Group


From time to time post doctoral research opportunities will be available within the Materials Theory Group. These are advertised on the University of Cambridge's site (Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgy subsection), and on the PsiK mailing list.


Potential research students are encouraged to apply to the CDT in Computational Method for Materials Modelling, or directly to the department (clearly indicating Prof. Chris Pickard as a potential supervisor).


We support applications from excellent early career researchers to personal research fellowships. These include schemes such as Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, Leverhulme Trust Fellowships, Royal Society University Research Fellowships, and similar programmes. Please get in contact with Prof. Chris Pickard if you are interested in applying to these.

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.