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Prof Dario Alfe

Prof Dario Alfe

Professor of Physics

Dept of Earth Sciences

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2000

Research summary

Materials modelling with various first principles methods, including density functional theory and quantum Monte Carlo, and statistical mechanics techniques for free energies and chemical potentials. Material properties under high pressure and high temperature. Interactions between molecules and surfaces. Metal hydrides.

Teaching summary

-Deep Earth and Planetary Modelling, 4th year Earth's sciences (course organiser) 

-TYC Materials Modelling course, graduate course, Physics and Astronomy (contributor)

Education

Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1997
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste
Other higher degree, Magister | 1995
Universita degli Studi di Trieste
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1993
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