Matt Probert
Professor

Profile

Career

BSc, PhD (Birmingham), CPhys, FInstP

Summary of expertise

  • Density Functional Theory
  • Structure and Dynamics of Solids and Liquids

Departmental roles

  • Chair of Maths and Physics Executive Committee
  • Department colloquium organizer
  • Theoretical Physics champion

University roles

  • Member of Standing Academic Misconduct Panel
  • Member of Sciences Advisory Panel for Promotions
  • UoY rep on N8 HPC Steering Group

Research

Overview

Research group: Condensed Matter Physics

Projects

CASTEP is a widely used general purpose materials modelling computer program. It is developed by a team of UK Academics of which Matt Probert and Phil Hasnip are two of the leading authors.

The research within the group is based around either

  • theoretical / algorithmic developments within CASTEP, such as Density Functional Theory or new approaches to molecular dynamics or structure optimization / prediction, etc.
  • applications of CASTEP to different systems, such as defects in semiconductors, spintronic materials, phase diagrams of materials, electronic spectroscopy of graphene, etc

Research group(s)

  • Dr. Phil Hasnip
  • Mr Aaron Hopkinson
  • Mr Ed Higgins
  • Mr Jacob Wilkins
  • Mr Jack Shepherd
  • Mr Genadi Naydenov

Grants

Support for the UKCP Consortium (April 2017 - March 2021)

This is one of EPSRC flagship High End Computing consortia, and links together 21 different research groups within the UK that have a common interest in using computer simulation based upon highly accurate quantum mechanics, to study the properties of materials.

Matt Probert

Department of Physics
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD
U.K.

matt.probert@york.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322239
Fax: +44 (0)1904 322214
Web: Personal page
Room: P/A021

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Year 2 - Computational Physics Laboratory
  • Year 4 - High Performance Computing

Postgraduate

First Principles Modelling

Other teaching

  • HPC Autumn Academy
  • Materials Modelling at the University of Lille, France

External activities

Memberships

  • IoP: FInstP, CPhys
  • Member of EPSRC HPC SAC
  • Chair of EPSRC CoSeC Steering Committee
  • Member of CCP Steering Panel
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Lille, France

Editorial duties

  • Referee for IoP, APS and ACS journals
  • Grant reviewer for EPSRC, DoE (USA), SNSF (Switzerland), NRF (South Africa)