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Dr Stella's research activities involve the use and development of numerical models often in partnership with experimentalists in the School of Maths and Physics of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Those models include classical and quantum Monte Carlo
techniques, nonadiabatic molecular dynamics, time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT) for nanoplasmonics, out-of-equilibrium molecular dynamics by the generalised Langevin equation (GLE), and finite-element methods for radiation damage. Those activities are partially funded by the EPSRC, the Royal Society, and the European Union.

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  • Applications from self-funded students interested in numerical modelling of metallic and magnetic nanoparticles for medical application (hyperthermia) are welcome
  • Additional funding may be also available

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Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Mathematics and Pyhsics 

Research students

PhD title: Radio frequency heating of magnetic perovskite nanoparticules in solution for biomedical applications: atomistic modelling and experimental assessment

Name: James Cook
Years of Study: 2015 - 2018
Country: United Kingdom

PhD title: Where have all the electrons gone?

Name: Jonathan Smyth
Years of Study: 2016 - 2019
Country: Northern Ireland


PhD title: Molecular modelling of the thermodynamics properties of concentrated electrolyte solutions and applications to sodium-ion batteries (QUB-China scholarship)

Name: Jiaxin Zhang
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
Country: China

Alumni: where are they now?

Daniel Clarke

MPhil title: Modelling the Plasmonic Response of Complex-Shaped Gold Nanostructures for Photothermal Applications

Years of Study: 2014 - 2016
Country: Northern Ireland
Current position: PhD student at QUB


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