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Prof Dario Alfe
123, Kathleen Lonsdale Building
UCL Earth Sciences
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • Professor of Physics
  • Dept of Earth Sciences
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Research Themes
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)

Appointments
01-OCT-2006 Professor of Physics Earth Sciences UCL, United Kingdom
31-MAR-2006 – 30-MAR-2011 EURYI research fellow Earth Sciences UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2003 – 30-SEP-2006 Reader in Physics Earth Sciences UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2000 – 30-MAR-2006 Royal Society University Research Fellow Earth Sciences UCL, United Kingdom
01-AUG-1998 – 30-SEP-2000 Research Fellow Earth Sciences UCL, United Kingdom
24-NOV-1997 – 31-JUL-1998 Post-doctoral Research Assistant Physics University of Keele, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1997   Doctor of Philosophy Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste
1995   Magister Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste
1993   Bachelor of Science Universita degli Studi di Trieste
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