Prof Scott Woodley
Professor of Computational Chemistry and Physics
Dept of Chemistry
Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 11th Mar 1997
My research is focused on the structures and properties of materials.
My group develops, optimises and employs state-of-the-art materials software that is based on atomic and electronic levels of theory (either semi-empirical or ab initio).
Funded Projects include: SAINT (the develop of the web-based Surface and Interface Toolkit); WASP@N (development of the database and software for nanoclusters, aka. web assisted structure prediction at the nanoscale); and development and application of a new interatomic potential for sp-lone pair atoms.
CHEM0050: Topics in Quantum Mechanics (fourth year module)
Application of Variation and Perturbation Theories (including that of degenerate states).
CHEM0002-4: Quantitative Chemistry (first year modules)
Essentially mathematics for chemistry students arriving with less than A-level mathematics.
CHEM0054: Materials Modelling (postgraduate double module)
Global and Local Optimisation, Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics, Interatomic potentials, Vibrational and Combinatorial contributions to Free Energy.
- University of Bath
- PhD, Physics | 1997
- University of Bristol
- BSc Hons, Mathematics and Physics | 1992
After graduating from the University of Bristol and then the University of Bath, I became a research associate at the Royal Institution of Great Britain working with Professors Richard Catlow, Julian Gale and Peter Battle.
After moving to University College London, I have established my own research group, have been elected to serve on the committee for CCP5 (twice) and the BACG, have been part of the procurement and bench-marking team for national computer resources and, currently, deputy director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science (M3S), Point of Contact and Co-I of the Tier-2 HEC (Thomas) based at the MMM Hub, and lead UK's HEC Materials Chemistry Consortium.