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Atomistic Simulation @ Cambridge

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge




Jan Eric Schmidt successfully defends his PhD thesis on "Atomistic modelling of precipitation in Ni-base superalloys"
Mar Zeyu Deng  presents his paper on "Mechanical properties of halide perovskites: first principles calculations and nano-indentation measurements" at the APS March Meeting, Los Angeles, California
April Congratulations to Zeyu Deng for being awarded a MRS Graduate Student Silver Award at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit in Phoenix, Arizona. His award winning paper is entitled "Materials Discovery - From Bi-Based to Rare-Earth Hybrid Double Perovskites".
June Congratulations to Tianwei Wang for being awarded an E-MRS Graduate Student Award at the 2018 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit in Strasbourg, France. His award winning paper is entitled "A predictive modelling study of the impact of chemical doping on the strength of a metal/oxide interface".
Oct Paul Bristowe becomes a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Department 

Zeyu Deng successfully defends his PhD thesis on "Rational Design of Novel Halide Perovskites Combining Computations and Experiments"


Farewell to Zeyu Deng who has a postdoc position at the National University of Singapore


Feb  Paul Bristowe is an Academic Visitor at the Department of Materials, Imperial College London
June Departmental Research Paper of the Month“Surface Diffusion of Single Metal Atoms on Graphene Oxide", T. Furnival, R. K. Leary, E.C. Tyo, S. Vajda, Q. M. Ramasse, J. Meurig Thomas , P. D. Bristowe, P. A. Midgley, Chemical Physics Letters 683, 370-374 (2017)
Sept Tom Furnival successfully defends his PhD thesis on "Single atom imaging with time-resolved electron microscopy"
Sept Paul Bristowe is elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Oct Dr Sam Azadi joins ASG to work on MAX phase project
Oct Farewell to Shafqat Shah who returns to Pakistan but continues collaboration


Jan  Farewell to Mahdi Ghorbani Asl who has a research position at the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf.
Jan  Dr Karolina Milowska joins ASG to work on the copper/carbon nanotube composite project in collaboration with Krzysztof Koziol.
Mar Tom Furnival presents his paper on "Observations of single atom diffusion on graphene oxide" at the MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona
Jun Douglas Robinson graduates in Pt III Materials Science and Metallurgy
Jul Tianwei Wang successfully defends his first year doctoral report

Sept Paul Bristowe is a Guest Researcher at the Donostia International Physics Center.
Zeyu Deng successfully defends his first year doctoral thesis.
Oct Dr Federico Brivio joins ASG to work on the Hybrid Perovskites project.
Nov ASG group members present papers and posters at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, USA


May  Congratulations to Zeyu Deng for being awarded a CSC Cambridge International Scholarship to pursue his PhD research.
June  Congratulations to Eric Schmidt for winning First Prize for his 2nd year PhD poster presentation on “Atomistic Simulation of Embryonic g’ Nanoparticles in Supersaturated Ni-Al Solid Solutions”.
June  Congratulations to Jessica Halliday and Brett Abram for receiving Fist Class Honours in Pt III Materials Science and Metallurgy.
July  Nikolai Eurich successfully defends his PhD thesis on “First principles Investigation of Intermetallic Phases and Defects in Ni-base Superalloys”.
Sept  Departmental Research Paper of the Month: “A computational study of the quantum transport properties of a Cu-CNT composite”, Mahdi Ghorbani-Asl, Paul D. Bristowe and Krzysztof Koziol, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys17, 18273-18277  (2015)
Sept  ASG members present posters at the Psi-k conference in San Sebastian, Spain
Sept  Zeyu Deng successfully defends his MPhil thesis on “First principles studies of the phase stability and mechanical properties of hybrid perovskites”.
Sept  Farewell to Jung-Hoon Lee who has a postdoc position at UC Berkeley.
Oct  Dr Shafqat Shah joins ASG to work on MAX phase project.
Oct  Tianwei Wang joins ASG to work on glass coatings project.