About the ICE Group

Our research involves computer simulations of catalytic and environmental interfaces, aiming at reaching fundamental new understanding of elementary processes at such interfaces. Water is a major focus of our work. We are part of the London Centre for Nanotechnology, Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCL, and the Thomas Young Centre, and we often work closely with other theoretical and experimental groups throughout Europe and beyond.


Patrick was awarded the Salter’s Graduate Prize for Chemistry

Congratulations to Patrick who was recently awarded the Salter’s Graduate prize for Chemistry. More info: http://www.saltersinstitute.co.uk/awards/graduate-awards/


Ji got a Humboldt Fellowship

Ji has been awarded the Humboldt Fellowship to support his future research with Prof. A. Alavi’s group at Max Planck Institute Stuttgart. Congratulations to him.

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Paper published in Science: Active sites in heterogeneous ice nucleation—the example of K-rich feldspars

The collaborative work of the experimental group from KIT (Germany) led by Alexei Kiselev with Philipp and Angelos has been published in Science. In the paper, we explore how one of the most efficient ice nucleators in the atmosphere, feldspar, freezes water. Interestingly, ice crystals orient and align themselves in a very intriguing way when […]


Angelos won the 2016 NML Researcher Award

Angelos have been awarded an NML Research Award. This is a prize from the journal Nano-Micro letters to recognize research excellence in the field of nano and micro science. Congratulations to him!


Ice Formation on Kaolinite: A Molecular Dynamics Investigation now Published in The Journal of Chemical Physics

In the attempt of pinpointing the practical challenges involved with atomistic simulations of heterogeneous ice nucleation, we have investigated ice formation on kaolinite, digging deep into issues such as the impact of surface relaxation and of the force field on the kinetics of nucleation. Our investigation has just been recently published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry, have a […]


Recent Publications

Corrosion control: general discussion

2nd July 2015
Faraday Discuss.

Angus Cook, Gerald Frankel, Alison Davenport, Trevor Hughes, Simon Gibbon, David Williams, Hendrik Bluhm, Vincent Maurice, Stephen Lyth, Philippe Marcus, David Shoesmith, Clara Wren, Julian Wharton, Gregory Hunt, Stuart Lyon, Tom Majchrowski, Rob Lindsay, Geraint Williams, Beatriz Rico Oller, Mira Todorova, Sonja Nixon, Su-Ting Cheng, John Scully, Ann Wilson, Frank Renner, Ying-Hsuan Chen, Christopher Taylor, Hiroki Habazaki, Angelos Michaelides, Suzanne Morsch, Peter Visser, Line Kyhl and Anton Kokalj