Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize 2015 Winner

Dr David Scanlon
Dr David Scanlon
University College London


Awarded for his development and application of computational techniques to understanding and predicting the properties of functional semi-conductors for energy applications





About the Winner

David Scanlon is a Lecturer in Computational, Inorganic and Materials Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University College London, where he leads the Materials Theory Group.

David gained his BA. (Mod) Computational Chemistry in 2006 and PhD in Chemistry in 2011 from Trinity College Dublin, where he carried out his research under the supervision of Professor Graeme W. Watson. In 2011 he moved to University College London to take up a Ramsay Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry, hosted by Professor Richard Catlow, FRS. In September of 2013 he was appointed to a Lectureship in the Department of Chemistry, which is a joint appointment with Diamond Light Source. 

The Scanlon group is currently comprised of 3 PhD students and 3 Master students, and uses computational chemistry techniques to understand and predict the behaviours of solid state materials, primarily for renewable energy applications. The group is currently working on new materials for Li-ion batteries, understanding novel materials for photovoltaics and photocatalysis, and optimising materials for thin film displays. The group regularly publishes with experimental groups working in complementary areas of materials science from around the globe.

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