Prof Nik Kaltsoyannis


Prof Nik Kaltsoyannis

Address: Department of Chemistry, UCL
Phone No: +44 (0)20 7679 4670
Fax No: +44 (0)20 7679 7463
Extension: 24670
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Research areas of interest include:

  • Electronic and geometric structure
  • Transition metals and f-elements
  • Density functional and ab initio theory
  • Relativistic effects 


N.Kaltsoyannis Research Summary

We use ab initio and density functional quantum chemistry to study the electronic structure and reactivity of molecules drawn from all areas of the periodic table, with particular emphasis on the f block. We have a number of collaborations with experimental groups, most notably at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the USA, and the Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh, California and Glamorgan.

Research Profile


  • 2007–present: Professor of Computational Chemistry, University College London
  • 2003–2007: Reader in Computational Chemistry, University College London
  • 2000–2003: Senior Lecturer, University College London
  • 1994–2000: Lecturer, University College London
  • 1993–1994: NATO/SERC Post-doctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
  • 1992–1993: University Post-doctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 1992: D. Phil. in Chemistry, University of Oxford
  • 1989: BA in Chemistry, University of Oxford