Corday-Morgan Prize 2016 Winner

Professor Angelos Michaelides
Professor Angelos Michaelides


Awarded for the development of computational methods and applications that have significantly advanced understanding of several important chemical systems




About the Winner

Angelos Michaelides obtained a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry in 2000 from The Queen's University of Belfast, under the supervision of Professor Peijun Hu. 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. 

Previous honours and awards for his research include the Royal Irish Academy Young Irish Chemist of the Year, a European Young Investigator Award, European Research Council Startup and Consolidator Grants, and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. He was also the 2010 recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Marlow Award and has held visiting Professorships at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon and UC Berkeley.  

He is a Co-Director of the Thomas Young Centre and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics.  Research in his group 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 their work.

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