Principal research interests: Theoretical physical metallurgy, Crystal
defects, Quantum mechanical calculations of defect energetics and structure,
Density functional theory and the tight binding approximation to electronic
and atomic structure, Molecular physics, Electronic structure of oxide
Anthony Paxton is Professor of Theory and Modelling in Condensed Matter in the Atomistic Simulation Centre. He was elected to a Fellowship of the Institute of Physics in 2006 and serves on the IoP Fellowships panel. He was Programme Chair of the Eleventh International Conference on Interfaces and Internal Boundaries (IIB2004) and Guest editor of the proceedings in J. Mat. Sci (2005). He was on the International Organising Committee of the Third and Fifth International Conferences on Multiscale Modelling (2006 and 2010). He was External Examiner to the MSc(Eng) Advanced Engineering Materials at the University of Liverpool between 2006 and 2008. He is External Examiner to the Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Simulation of Materials in the Department of Physics, Imperial College London; where he also served on the Periodic Review of Research Degree Training in 2010. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the FP7 programme of the European Commission, MultiHy. He is attached to the Fraunhofer Institut fuer Werkstoffmechanik IWM, Freiburg, Germany.
Professor Paxton teaches Quantum Mechanics and Solid State Physics at level 3.