Tony Harker

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Prof Tony Harker

Fax Number: 
+44 (0)20 7679 0595
Research Interests: 
Electronic structure of defects in solids
Safety/Environmental aspects of nanoparticles
Nondestructive evaluation of advanced engineering composites
  • Dec 1948  Born Reading, England.
  • 1967  BA (First Class Honours), Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University
  • 1974  D. Phil., Theoretical Physics, Oxford University
  • 1974 Royal Society European Exchange Fellow, Technische Hochschule, Stuttgart
  • 1974 Research Fellow, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell
  • 1977 Employed by UKAEA, latterly AEA, Technology, at Harwell
  • 1990  Head, Theoretical Studies Department, AEA, Industrial Technology, Harwell
  • 1 April 1995 Product Development Group, AEA Technology, to 31 July 1995, Harwell
  • 1 October 1995  Principal Research Fellow, Department of, Physics and Astronomy, University College, London
  • 1 October 1998  Reader, Department of, Physics and Astronomy, University College, London

I teach two courses on computation and simulation based on the Mathematica programming language, and keep a watching brief on other computing courses within the Department. I have been involved with the new MSc course in Nanotechnology since it was first conceived. I am also deputy Head of Department of Physics and Astronomy