UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy

Prof Angelos Michaelides

Prof Angelos Michaelides

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry

Dept of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2006

Research summary

Our research involves computer simulations of catalytic and environmental interfaces, aiming at reaching fundamental new understanding of elementary processes at such interfaces. Water is a major focus of our work. We are part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the London Centre for Nanotechnology, and the Thomas Young Centre, and we often work closely with other theoretical and experimental groups throughout Europe and beyond. 

For more information see our Group Website

Teaching summary


Queen's University of Belfast
, | 2000
Queen's University of Belfast
, | 1997


Angelos Michaelides obtained a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry in 2000 from The Queen's University of Belfast. Following this he worked as a post-doctoral research associate and junior research fellow at the University of Cambridge and then at the Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin, as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow. Subsequently he was promoted to staff scientist and research group leader at the Fritz Haber Institute. In 2006 he moved to University College London, where since 2009 he has been Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

He has received a number of honours and awards for his research including the Royal Irish Academy Young Irish Chemist of the Year (2000), a European Young Investigator Award (2005), two European Research Council grants, a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2012), the Marlow Award and Corday-Morgan Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a Bessel Award from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. 

Since 2011 has been Director or Co-Director of the Thomas Young Centre (www.thomasyoungcentre.org), since 2013 he has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics (www.jcp.aip.org), and since 2017 the Director of the Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub.