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Dr Todorov’s research interests are in the area of nanoscale systems. His main research areas are transport in nanostructures and electron-nuclear dynamics. Nanostructures under bias can carry current densities 5-7 orders of magnitude higher than those in a lightbulb. How do electrons and atomic motion behave under these extreme conditions? This is a rich field, both theoretically and experimentally.

Himeslf and his colleagues work on the theory and simulation of these systems. Funding has come from EPSRC, the Leverhulme Trust and the Royal Society.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • The theory and simulation of transport in nanostructures and non-adiabatic electron-nuclear dynamics in non-equilibrium systems

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  • Maxwell Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics, London 2003
  • Two nominations by SU, QUB for most inspiring/motivating lecturer (2015, 2016)


Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Mathematics and Pyhsics

Research students

PhD title: Electrons and nuclei in tiny wires 

Name: Christopher McCooey 
Years of Study: 2018 - 2022
Country: UK



Alumni: where are they now?

Dr. Malachy Montgomery 

PhD title: Inelastic electron-phonon interactions in atomic wires 

Years of Study: 2001 - 2004
Country: UK
Current position: Computer Officer, School of Mathematics and Physics, QUB





Dr. Eunan McEniry 

PhD title: Dynamical simulation of inelastic quantum conduction 

Years of Study: 2005 - 2009
Country: UK
Current position: Research fellow, Department of Computational Materials Design, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH






Dr Valerio Rizzi 

PhD Title: Real-time quantum dynamics of electron-phonon systems  

Years of Study: 2003 - 2017
Country: Italy
Current position: Research fellow, Parrinello Research GroupDepartment of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich and Facoltà di Informatica, Istituto di Scienze ComputazionaliUniversità della Svizzera Italiana






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