PhD projects in Computational Materials Physics
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About Computational Materials Physics
We use computer simulations to study the properties of materials. By applying methods ranging from electronic structure calculations to classical molecular dynamics, we study liquids, colloids, and atomic or molecular crystals under different temperature and pressure conditions, both in and away from equilibrium.
Available PhD projects
A list of current PhD projects in Computational Materials Physics is shown below. Click on each project to find out more about the project, its supervisor(s) and its research area(s).
- Active Self-Assembly of Colloidal Structures
- Active-Nematic/Polymeric Composites
- Alloys in the Earth's core
- Benchmarking DFT at extreme pressures
- Better Thermoelectric Materials Through High Pressure
- Computational Physics of Liquid Crystal Composites
- Crystal structure prediction from free energies
- Designing the next generation of smart devices using two-dimensional materials
- f-electron metals at extreme conditions: theory
- Machine learning accelerated studies of dense planetary matter
- Machine Learning interatomic forcefields for shockwaves
- Purely Elastastic Instabilities and Turbulence
- Quantum simulations of rocky planet interiors
- Superheavy Solid State Physics
- Theory and Multiscale Simulations of DNA and Chromatin
- Topologically Active Polymers (Experimental and/or Computational)
- Transition to Turbulence