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Professor Tony Paxton at the Thomas Young Centre


Before joining King's College London Tony was Professor of Theory and Modelling in Condensed Matter and Director of Research in the Atomistic Simulation Centre at Queen's University Belfast. He has a BMet from Sheffield University (1984) and DPhil from Oxford (1987). He worked at Max Planck Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung (1987-1989), SRI International, Menlo Park California (1989-1993) and University of Oxford, Department of Materials (1993-1995). From 1995 to 2013 he was at Queen's University Belfast. He is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London.


Tony's research interests are in nanoscale and microscale modelling of structure property relations in structural and functional materials. He is also interested in atomistic simulation of water and chemical processes in aqueous solution, both catalysis and corrosion. 

Three current projects are  "Hydrogen in metals - from fundamentals to the design of new steels (HEmS)" (; "Designing Alloys for Resource Efficiency (DARE) (http://www. and " A tool for atomic scale simulation of corrosion: applications to Mg and Ti alloys" (


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