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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 jobs.cam.ac.uk 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

The elements of life under pressure

1 July 2021

First-principles structure prediction sheds light on high-pressure compounds formed from carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen.

AIRSS for battery cathode materials

15 June 2021

A team of researchers at Cambridge and University College London have developed a computational framework for battery cathode exploration based on ab initio random structure searching.

Anatase-like Grain Boundary Structure in Rutile Titanium Dioxide

30 April 2021

A collaboration between researchers at Cambridge and AIMR has shed light on grain boundary structures in titania.

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.