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Robert is a PhD student in the Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter group, within the Department of Physics. His research entails the simulation of gold-platinum nanoparticles across a range of structural conformations and sizes at both the classical level; to gain insight into the structural properties and stability of such nanoparticles, and the quantum mechanical; evaluating optical properties which elucidate upon the potential catalytic performance of a given nanostructure.

His research is fully funded by the EPSRC's "Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Systems" (CANES) Centre for Doctoral Training, and through this scheme he holds an MSC in Non-Equilibrium Systems.

He holds a BSc (Hons) and MPhys from the University of Leeds where his research concerned topological quantum phase transitions.

Research Interests

  • Classical molecular dynamics (CMD)
  • Time dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT)
  • Software development

PhD Supervisor

Principal supervisor: Dr Francesca Baletto

Further Details

See Robert's research profile