dr david bowler
- London Centre for Nanotechnology
- 17-19 Gordon St
- WC1H 0AH
- Reader in 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.
Effect of hydration of the TiO2 anatase (101) substrate on the atomic layer deposition of alumina films
Electronic structure of Si(110)-(16 x 2) studied by scanning tunneling spectroscopy and density functional theory
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