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Dr Dundas' research focuses on simulating the response of materials to external forces. The materials range from atoms and molecules in the gas phase to complex nanoscale materials while the external forces include high intensity, short duration laser pulses and dc bias voltages.

This work has been carried out through the development of computer codes that harness high performance computing provision. His research has attracted funding from sources including the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the European Union.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Theoretical laser-molecule interactions and the simulation of dynamical transport in nanostructures

Research students

PhD title: Probing attosecond dynamics in laser-molecule interactions

Name: Peter Mulholland
Years of Study: 2014 -2018
Country: Northern Ireland

PhD title: Fragmentation dynamics of biomoleculesby intense laser pulses

Name: Abigail Wardlow
Years of Study: 2012 -2018
Country: Northern Ireland

Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Brian Cunningham

PhD title: Real-time simulation of transport and current-driven dynamics in nanoscale devices

Years of Study: 2011 - 2015
Country: Northern Ireland
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, QUB

Dr Alejandro de la Calle

PhD title: Dissociative ionisation of hydrogen molecular ion by intense laser fields

Years of Study: 2011 - 2017
Country: Spain
Current position: Computational support for research in ALF-USAL, Salamanca, Spain

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