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BSc, PhD (Birmingham), CPhys, FInstP
2016 - : Professor, Department of Physics, University of York
2012 - 2016: Reader, Department of Physics, University of York
2005 - 2012: Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of York
2000 - 2005: Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of York
1999 - 2000: Lloyd's Fellow, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
1996 - 1999: Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
1995 - 1996: Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University College London
1994 - 1995: Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Durham
Matt leads the Condensed Matter Dynamics group which is part of the Condensed Matter Physics group. His research is focused on the application of computer modelling to understanding the properties of materials.
CASTEP is a widely used general purpose materials modelling computer program based upon Density Functional Theory. 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;
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.
Materials and Molecular Modelling (MMM) Exascale Design and Development Working Group (May 2020 - July 2021)
This is part of the Excalibur project, to develop the UK materials modelling community for the coming of exascale computing.
Northern Intensive Computing Environment (Feb 2020 - Jan 2024)
This establishes and operates a new Tier-2 supercomputer "Bede", based upon IBM Power9 CPU and Nvidia Volta GPUs, and designed to be used for image analysis and machine learning in particular. The facility is managed by the N8 CIR.
The Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub (Jan 2020 - Dec 2023)
This updates the MMM Hub Tier-2 supercomputer facility which was established in 2016, to make it relevant for the ongoing simulation of materials, and supports the UK materials modelling community.
Department of Physics
University of York
First Principles Materials Modelling