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The Elliott Group

Welcome to the Elliott Group!

We are a multidisciplinary research group conducting both experimental and computational studies tackling problems across the areas of chemistry, physics and materials science.

On the experimental side, our work focuses on a variety of different sensing technologies, based on optical, mechanical and electrical transduction techniques, for applications in healthcare diagnostics, environmental monitoring and homeland security.

Our computational research is concentrated on modelling amorphous materials in order to investigate their physical properties in terms of their atomic structure and defects.

Please explore our website to learn more about the ongoing projects and scientists behind the research!


Oct, 2017

  • Coco and Yuchen have officially joined the group to conduct their PhD!

  • Dr Volker Deringer has been awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship - Congratulations!

May, 2017

March, 2017

February, 2017

  • Congratulations to Anna Huefner on being awarded a University of Cambridge/Wellcome Trust Junior Interdisciplinary Fellowship!​

  • Congratulations to Coco on receiving a Vice Chancellor's award from the Cambridge Trust (awarded to the 250 highest ranked new PhD students across the university, based on academic qualifications, references and research potential)! 


Biomedical Sensors

Sensor technology for use in neurocritical care of acute brain injury

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Phase Change Materials

Using computer simulation methods for discovery of novel phase-change material compositions and for the elucidation of the atomistic mechanism for fast phase-change.



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Organic Glasses

Visualisation of Hydrogen bonds and Oxide ion lone pairs in Sorbitol Molecules


Ab initio study of vibrational and structural properties of polyol glasses


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Amorphous Carbon

The research focus on the development of structural models for amorphous carbon over a wide range of densities using state-of-the-art techniques in electronic structure simulation and machine learning.

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