Arash Mostofi

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Arash Mostofi

Dr Arash Mostofi

Senior Lecturer; Co-Director of the Thomas Young Centre for Theory and Simulation of Materials
Bessemer B332, Department of Materials

Arash is a Senior Lecturer 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 the theory and simulation of materials. He is an original author and developer of two major electronic structure simulation codes, ONETEP and 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.

Arash holds a first class degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Condensed Matter Theory, both from the University of Cambridge. Before joining Imperial College London in 2007 he held a Junior Research Fellowship in Cambridge and worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Arash is the Assistant Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training on Theory and Simulation of Materials at Imperial College London, co-Director of the Thomas Young Centre, the London Centre for Theory and Simulation of Materials, co-Director of the JCMaxwell-UK node of CECAM, sits on the Committee of the Computational Physics Group of the Institute of Physics, and is the Warden of Wilkinson & Weeks Hall of Residence. He is a recipient of the Imperial College Rector’s Award for Excellence in Pastoral Care (2009). In his spare time he enjoys hiking and learning Russian.