Arash Mostofi

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Arash Mostofi

Dr Arash Mostofi

Reader in Theory and Simulation of Materials; co-Director of the Thomas Young Centre and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Simulation of Materials at Imperial College London
Bessemer B332, Department of Materials

Arash is a Reader in Theory and Simulation of Materials (TSM) in the Departments of Materials and Physics at Imperial College London. His research is dedicated to the development and application of first-principles modelling tools for TSM. He is an original author and developer of two major electronic structure simulation codes, ONETEPand Wannier90, used by hundreds of researchers worldwide. His research interests include defects and interfaces in semiconductors, electron transport in nanowires and nanotubes, and the structure and properties of perovskite oxide thin films.

He graduated with a first class degree in Natural Sciences (2000) and a PhD in Condensed Matter Theory (2004), both from the University of Cambridge. Before joining Imperial College London in 2007, he was a Junior Research Fellow in Cambridge and a post-doctoral research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Arash is the Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training on Theory and Simulation of Materials at Imperial College London and of the Thomas Young Centre at Imperial, the London Centre for Theory and Simulation of Materials. He also sits on the Committee of the Computational Physics Group of the Institute of Physics. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and learning Russian.