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Prof Andrew Wills
Appointment
  • Professor of Physical Chemistry
  • Dept of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Role
UCL Principal Supervisor,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor
Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary
Magnetism has always challenged accepted scientific understanding, demonstrating the presence of new physical properties and couplings. Our research explores different aspects of magnetism within a chemical context. Current projects include using representational analysis to characterise the complete set of symmetries of magnetic structures and displacive structural transitions in crystalline solids; developing analysis tools and protocols for the study of magnetic neutron diffraction data; developing polarised neutron scattering techniques to determine unpaired spin (magnetization) density maps in powders and nanoparticles; the synthesis and study of new and known frustrated magnets using laboratory and neutron scattering techniques. 
Appointments
01-NOV-2018 Vice Dean for Research MAPS (Maths and Physical Sciences) Faculty UCL, United Kingdom
31-AUG-2016 National Member Commission on Magnetic Structures The International Union, United Kingdom
31-AUG-2016 – 01-SEP-2019 Educational Council   Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
31-AUG-2012 – 01-SEP-2015 Director of Studies Chemistry UCL, United Kingdom
31-AUG-2007 – 01-SEP-2015 Neutron Scattering Group   Institute of Physics (IOP), United Kingdom
31-AUG-2006 – 01-SEP-2010 STFC Representative Scientific Council Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), United Kingdom
31-AUG-2006 – 01-SEP-2011 Magnetism Group   Institute of Physics (IOP), United Kingdom
Academic Background
2015   ATQ04 - Recognised by the HEA as a Senior Fellow University College London
1997   Doctor of Philosophy University of Edinburgh
1996   Master of Arts University of Oxford
1993   Bachelor of Arts University of Oxford
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