Professor Angelos Michaelides obtained a PhD from The Queen's University of Belfast. Following this he held post-doctoral fellowships in Cambridge and Berlin. In 2006 he moved to University College London and since 2009 he has been a Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.
Research in Professor Michaelides’ team involves the development and application of computer simulation approaches to catalytic and environmental interfaces to help reach a fundamental new understanding of elementary processes at such interfaces. Water is a major focus of this work.
Since 2011 he has been Director or Co-Director of the Thomas Young Centre: The London Centre for the Theory and simulation of Materials and since 2017 the Director of the Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub. He is also a Deputy Editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics and currently holds the world record for the “fastest marathon dressed as a scientist (male)”.