UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy

Prof Chris Howard

Prof Chris Howard

Professor of Materials Physics

Dept of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Jul 2012

Research summary

We create new materials that have desirable functional properties or that exhibit interesting emergent phenomena and we study these materials with a wide range of experimental techniques. Outputs range from nano-textured electrodes for batteries and fuel cells to the discovery of exotic electronic groundstates.

Teaching summary

I currently teach the first year lecture course PHAS0006 Thermal Physics and the Properties of Matter. I also co-ordinate the final year Physics research projects course PHAS0097/48 and supervise on the group project course PHAS0052.


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2005
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Natural Science (Honours) | 2001