UCL Earth Sciences


Dr Monica Pozzo

Condensed matter physics, geophysics, computer modelling, quantum mechanics simulations, density functional theory, material design

Senior Research Fellow    

Dr Monica Pozzo




Senior Research FellowKathleen Lonsdale 2M07 

Courses Taught:

GEOL0046 Deep Earth and Planetary Modelling 
GEOL0014 Geosciences Report

Research Group(s):

Crystallography and Mineral Physics

Email Address:

Telephone Number:

m.pozzo@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6313 (56313)

Research Summary

My current research interests are in the general area of materials modelling, with specific applications to mineral physics. 

I am particularly interested in the Earth’s core and its chemical interactions, which I am studying with theoretical methods based on the formulation of quantum mechanics known as density functional theory. I am also interested in material design, with particular applications to graphene, heterogeneous catalysis, and hydrogen storage.