Prof Furio Cora

Prof Furio Cora

Professor of Computational Chemistry

Dept of Chemistry

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
23rd Nov 2000

Research summary

Our work examines computationally the properties of crystalline solids; the main areas of research cover the functional behaviour of transition metal bearing compounds, energy storage and conversion, the synthesis and catalytic activity of doped nanoporous solids, and the applications of graphitic carbon nitrides. We are also interested in applying computational methods to related areas, when unusual behaviour is observed experimentally that would benefit from the atomic-level insight enabled by modelling. From a methodological perspective, we target the integration of computational techniques with experiment, both as analytical and predictive tool , and we address the performance of hybrid density functionals to study structural and electronic properties of solids. 

Teaching summary

Head of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

CHEM0005/6: symmetry, workshops, computational chemistry labs

CHEM0014/15: course organiser, group theory, transition metal complexes, tutorials

CHEM0024/5/6: expt C2 on synthesis of doped LFP; computational solid state chemistry experiment.

CHEM0039: course organiser, electrochemical energy conversion devices


University of Portsmouth
Doctorate, Doctorate. | 2001
Universita degli Studi di Torino
First Degree, Laurea | 1992