Professor Graeme Day graduated from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada, with combined honours in chemistry and mathematics/computing science in 1996. He then completed an MSc in theoretical chemistry at the University of Oxford. He studied for a PhD at University College London under the supervision of Professor Sally Price, where he developed computational methods for modelling lattice dynamics of molecular crystals. Graeme then moved to the University of Cambridge for postdoctoral research with Professor Bill Jones and Dr Sam Motherwell (Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre).
Graeme was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2005, which he held in Cambridge until 2012. During this time, his research involved crystal structure prediction and its applications in pharmaceutical materials, terahertz spectroscopy of molecular materials, and NMR crystallography. In 2012, he moved to the University of Southampton as a reader and was promoted to Professor of Chemical Modelling in 2014. Much of his recent research focuses on developing crystal structure prediction into a tool for guiding materials discovery.
He has served on the editorial board of CrystEngComm, the Faraday standing committee, and the advisory board of Molecular Systems Design & Engineering (MSDE). Graeme is also associate editor of Chemical Science.