prof david bowler
- London Centre for Nanotechnology
- 17-19 Gordon St
- WC1H 0AH
- Professor of Physics
- Dept of Physics & Astronomy
- Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Research SummaryMy research is split into two themes: development of novel computational approaches to electronic structure; and modelling of semiconductor systems using these techniques. In recent years I have also become interested in apply electronic structure techniques to biological systems.
Linear-scaling first-principles molecular dynamics of complex biological systems with the CONQUEST code
Scanning tunneling microscopy of the charge density wave in 1T-TiSe2 in the presence of single atom defects
2006CLTHE_1Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 1University College London
1997DPhilDoctor of PhilosophyUniversity of Oxford
1995MAMaster of ArtsUniversity of Cambridge
1991BA HonsBachelor of Arts (Honours)University of Cambridge
I studied Natural Science at Clare College, Cambridge, reading Physics & Theoretical Physics in my final year. After a year's voluntary work, I spent two years working as a device physicist in a small industrial company specialising in modelling field effect transistors in GaAs. I then moved to the Department of Materials in Oxford University for my D. Phil.
After a year at Keele University, I moved to UCL in the summer of 1998 as a PDRA. I am now a Royal Society Research Fellow and Reader in Physics, working on electronic structure modelling of semiconductor surfaces, particularly one dimensional structures on these surfaces. I am also actively engaged in developing new techniques, at the moment looking at accurate modelling of large systems and non-adiabatic effects in conduction of nanostructures.
- Ab initio modelling
- Density functional theory
- Electronic structure
- Linear scaling techniques
- Semiconductor surfaces
- Surface science