The University Departments and the academics participating in the CDT, together with subjects areas suitable for PhD study from 2nd year, are listed below. Projects which are co-supervised by industrial partner are indicated by asterisk. Please note that the project areas are subject to change, and further projects will be added as the Centre develops.
Department of Chemistry
Ali Alavi, Stuart Althorpe, Andreas Bender, Aron Cohen, Lucy Colwell, Stephen Elliott, Daan Frenkel ForMemRS, Robert Glen, Steve Jenkins, Michiel Sprik, Alex Thom, Michele Vendruscolo, David Wales, Jonathan Goodman
Department of Engineering
|Parametrisation of electronic energies via reduced density matrices using machine learning techniques|
Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy
Department of Physics
The CDT is closely associated with the Lennard-Jones (LJ) Centre for Computational Material Science (link opens in a new window), established in 2011 via a strategic investment from the University. Through the LJ Centre, the CDT students can readily access an existing community of researchers across the physical sciences throughout the University in a seamless and efficient way. The LJ Centre also provides a forum for students to disseminate their results, organize their own scientific meetings and invite visiting researchers drawn by its high international standing.
|Inter-atomic forces in Quantum Monte Carlo|