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How I became stuck in Layered Materials: From Origins of Life, to Drugs to Renewable Energy

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This talk will take you on my research journey so far, showing you how I got hooked by quantum mechanics – the theory that enables us to explore the behaviour of electrons – and applying it to materials mostly explored at the macroscopic scale. Influenced by my PhD supervisors, my computational research began within the layers of clay minerals, exploring the potential for catalysing peptide synthesis – the pre-cursors of life on Earth. Further applications (e.g. formation of fossil oil, CO2 capture, small drug molecules, and solar cell materials) will follow, finishing with an introduction to my current workplace – Science and Technologies Facilities Council – and the range of computational science we do.

This talk is part of the Seminars for the Centre for Environmental and Industrial Flows series.

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