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Sam Azadi

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Email: s.azadi@ucl.ac.uk

Office: room 357, Kathleen Lonsdale Building, UCL

Piero Gasparotto

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Email: p.gasparotto@ucl.ac.uk

Office: room 348, Kathleen Lonsdale Building, UCL

Tel: +44 (0) 20 76797909

Ext: 379 09

Research interests

My research focuses on the development of new machine-learning frameworks to improve our understanding of complex materials and biomolecules. I’m particularly interested in the use of pattern recognition approaches to identify and clarify local and global patterns in materials, but also in the development of new machine-learning potentials capable of producing very accurate simulations at a fraction of the cost of state-of-the-art ab-intio methods.

Gerit receives Young Investigator Award

Gerisanibel_prizet receives the Young Investigator Award of the Sanibel Symposium, where he gave a plenary talk on Density Functional Theory including van der Waals forces. The international conference is organized yearly by the University of Florida’s Quantum Theory Project and is well known as the “Theory Meeting for Theoreticians”.
Congratulations to him!

Gerit Brandenburg joins the ICE group

Gerit Brandenburg recently joined the ICE group on a Feodor-Lynen research fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. He will work in close collaboration with Prof. Sally (L) Price bringing together the expertises in state-space sampling and hierarchical electronic structure modeling for the project “Towards a New Paradigm in Molecular Crystal Polymorph Prediction”.
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Martin Fitzner

 

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 Contact details:

Office: Room 348, Kathleen Lonsdale Building, UCL
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 7909
Ext: 379 09
Fax:  +44 (0) 20 7679 3356
Email: martin.fitzner.14@ucl.ac.uk
Web: Researchgate, Google Scholar

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News

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The ICE group is moving!

Angelos has accepted a position in Cambridge, and so the ICE group is moving! It’s going to be a reasonably slow multi-year phase transition. You can find more information in the official announcement. Congratulations, Angelos, and all the best for this exciting new opportunity!

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Angelos appears on Clarivate’s ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ list!

Angelos has appeared on Clarivate’s ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ list for the second year in a row. Inclusion on the list is based on the number of recent publications that ranked in the top 1% by citations in a given field and year. For further details see: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2019/nov/ucl-academics-named-global-list-influential-researchers Congratulations!

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Martin wins PhD prize!

Martin won the Marshall Stoneham prize for his PhD thesis on “Merging data-driven and computational methods to understand ice nucleation”. It is awarded by the Condensed Matter & Materials Physics Group (CMMP) for outstanding postgraduate research. Well done!

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Fabian wins Best Poster prize at the MMM Hub conference!

The second annual Materials & Molecular Modelling (MMM) Hub Conference and User Meeting took place on 3-4 September. Many excellent talks demonstrated how the computational resources provided by the MMM Hub are used to tackle challenges in many areas of biological, chemical, and physical research. This was also illustrated by more than 50 posters, spanning […]

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Science and sports in York

Last weekend, the ICE group gathered in York for the International Materials Simulation Workshop. Current and former members as well as collaborators talked about their recent projects and discussed how to tackle society’s big challenges, utilize advancements in methodology and make the most of fruitful collaborations. The meeting highlighted the diverse range of problems that […]

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Triple Triathlon at Castle Howard in support of WaterAid

The ICE group will be participating in the Castle Triathlon series for the third year in a row. This time, three relays teams are going to compete at Castle Howard, near York, on 21 July. They will be swimming, cycling and running a combined distance of roughly 280 km! As part of the tradition, the […]

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Open postdoc position (University of Manchester & ICE group)

A 2-year postdoc position is available in the Condensed Matter Physics group at the University of Manchester. The project will be carried out in collaboration with the ICE group and involves developing and applying theoretical models to understand the anomalous dielectric behaviour of water under confinement (Fumagalli et al. Science 360, 1339-1342, 2018). You can […]

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Angelos sets world record at the London Marathon!

Angelos set a new world record for the “fastest marathon dressed as a scientist (male)” at this year’s London Marathon, finishing in 3:22:51. Congratulations! He also managed to raise more than £3000 in support of WaterAid, an international charity working to provide clean water and decent toilets to people all over the world. Many thanks […]

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Welcome Julia!

The ICE group has a new member: Julia will be working on C-H activation at single-atom alloy catalysts. The project involves collaboration with Michail Stamatakis from UCL’s Department of Chemical Engineering. We hope you will have a pleasant and productive time in the ICE group!

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Nature Reviews Chemistry on surface premelting of water ice published!

In a recently published Nature Reviews Chemistry article, titled “Surface premelting of water ice”, Ben Slater and Angelos review the current understanding of the quasi-liquid layer (QLL) that forms on the surface of ice. The review describes how advances in experimental and computational techniques furthered our understanding in the years since Faraday first postulated the […]

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