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School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Computational simulations of molecular switches

Supervisor: Dr Rachel Crespo-Otero.

Project description

The project will focus on the study light-activated molecular switches. This project will require the use of state of the art computational methods and might also have a method development component. If you want to know more about the project, contact Dr Rachel Crespo-Otero. Find out more information about the research in our group.

Facilities and training

Queen Mary is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions, member of the Russell group. Queen Mary is committed to the highest quality research. Based on a creative and culturally diverse area of east London, Queen Mary provides a completely integrated residential campus.

The successful student will be trained in a wide range of electronic structure methods for ground and excited states and scientific computing. In addition to acquire transferable skills such as report writing, oral communication of results, project planning and organisation. All postgraduate researchers are part of the QMUL Doctoral College, which provides further high quality training in key skills such as critical thinking, teamwork and entrepreneurship.

Eligibility and applying

We are looking for highly motivated students with a strong background in computational chemistry, physics and/or materials science. Experience in code development is desirable but not a prerequisite.

Potential candidates should contact Dr Rachel Crespo-Otero including a CV, a statement of purpose and the contact details of two academic references.

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