HPC Materials Chemistry Consortium

Application Procedure (last updated: 6th June 2013)


To become a member of the Materials Chemistry Consortium, please contact Richard Catlow (Principle Investigator) and Scott Woodley (Project Manager). Full members must have an academic appointment where he/she is eligiable to apply as a PI for standard EPSRC funding. New members will be asked to write (two sides of A4 max) a summary of HPC based research that they would like to conduct (now and in the future) and how this complements the remit of the Materials Chemistry Consortium. You will also be asked to give a presentation of your work to other members at the next convenient meeting (a good opportunity to establish new collorations!). Please note that requests for time will need to be justified later, following the guidelines given below. Note also, when there is an overscription of time resources, contraints on requests may be imposed on new members; a cap which will itself increase over time.

Time Requests

Applications for national HPC time from each group should be sent to me (Scott) as attachments of ONE email that also lists:
(a) group members (both first and surnames please) who will attend the meeting;
(b) HPC publications using the same format used here and that are not already listed. This should include the DOI, and, if possible, the active links (but I am happy to add these);
(c) presentations highlighting HPC work (again using the same format style as on our website) that are not already listed;
(d) pdf copies of the new HPC publications if DOI details missing, DOI link broken or if you suspect UCL does not have access to this journal; and
(e) A list of members (students and PDRAs) of your group who recently graduated, were promoted or moved on, and who made use of our share of national HPC resources. Please include the title of their degree, which university and year awarded; new position (job title) and where they have moved (name of company or university).
Further instructions can be found in the template that should be used for each proposed project. Remember, for each proposal one of the named applicants must be present at our meeting, and this will hopefully be the project leader (full member), to answer any questions put forward by other members. For large time requests, we may ask for one of the named applicants to give a short summary of the proposed work or a short presentation.

Finally, please remember to choose an appropriate theme (see below) for each project and rename the proposal documents, before sending, using the convention:

{theme code}-{group code}-{three letters of an investigator}.doc

The theme codes are listed below; the group code is typically the first three letters of the Project Leader (i.e. the full member -see above); and the last three letters are your choice, but there because some members may want to have more than one project in a particular theme. Time will be allocated to:

e05-{theme code}-{group code}

Note that I upload a summary and all proposals within the restricted part of our website before the meeting (and previous documents provide examples of what it expected!). Please check the summary that your project(s) are listed correctly (only the Project Leader and names listed in bold will be given access to allocated time.

Please also note, when redistributing time, any unused time allocated before our last meeting will be taken back.

Current themes on HECToR

Environmental materials research
Materials for energy technology
Nano and defect chemistry
Quantum Devices - Modelling of Quantum Optical Devices
Surface and interfacial science

complete list
Theme code


New themes on ARCHER

Catalytic Science
Energy Generation and Efficiency
Energy Storage
Nano and Defect Structures
Organic and Soft Matter
Surfaces and Interfaces

complete list
Theme code