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1968 Professor of Chemistry

I joined the Department in 2020 as the 1968 Professor of Chemistry. See the following link for more information.

Our research involves computer simulations of catalytic and environmental interfaces, aiming at reaching fundamental new understanding of elementary processes at such interfaces. As part of our work, we also seek to develop and improve current simulations methods (quantum and classical) to study such systems. For further information on our research interests see our group web pages.

Positions are availabe for talented students (Part III, masters and PhD) and post-docs interested in joining the group. Interested candiates are encouraged to get in touch by emailing me (with a copy of their CV and research interests).


Angelos Michaelides obtained a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry in 2000 from The Queen's University of Belfast. Following this, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate and junior research fellow at the University of Cambridge and then at the Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow and subsequently research group leader. Between 2006 and 2020 he was at University College London where he was Director and Co-Director of the Thomas Young Centre: The London Centre for the Theory and Simulation of Materials and the founding Director of the Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub. Since 2020 he has been the 1968 Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.

Professor Michaelides discusses his research


Control of proton transport and hydrogenation in double-gated graphene.
J Tong, Y Fu, D Domaretskiy, F Della Pia, P Dagar, L Powell, D Bahamon, S Huang, B Xin, RN Costa Filho, LF Vega, IV Grigorieva, FM Peeters, A Michaelides, M Lozada-Hidalgo
– Nature
Going for Gold(-Standard): Attaining Coupled Cluster Accuracy in Oxide-Supported Nanoclusters.
BX Shi, DJ Wales, A Michaelides, CW Myung
– Journal of chemical theory and computation
To Pair or not to Pair? Machine-Learned Explicitly-Correlated Electronic Structure for NaCl in Water
O Niamh, S Benjamin, F Kara, A Michaelides, C Schran
– Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
The Interplay of Solvation and Polarization Effects on Ion Pairing in Nanoconfined Electrolytes.
KD Fong, B Sumić, N O'Neill, C Schran, CP Grey, A Michaelides
– Nano letters
Dynamics and nano-rheology of interfacial water: general discussion
XR Advincula, KE Blow, M Bonn, AT Bui, Y Cheng, SJ Cox, F Della Pia, U Diebold, L Fumagalli, G Goel, JA Hayton, Y Jiang, V Kapil, N Kavokine, K Koga, D Laage, M Lahav, S Miao, A Michaelides, P Montero de Hijes, K Morgenstern, T Mukherjee, N O'Neill, D Pan, PM Piaggi, SLB Rempe, M Salvalaglio, CG Salzmann, T Sayer, M Shepelenko, GC Sosso, S Wang, B Webber, AP Willard, Y Yao
– Faraday Discussions
The limit of macroscopic homogeneous ice nucleation at the nanoscale.
JA Hayton, MB Davies, TF Whale, A Michaelides, SJ Cox
– Faraday Discussions
Ten-electron count rule for the binding of adsorbates on single-atom alloy catalysts
J Schumann, M Stamatakis, A Michaelides, R Réocreux
– Nature chemistry
Origin of dielectric polarization suppression in confined water from first principles.
T Dufils, C Schran, J Chen, AK Geim, L Fumagalli, A Michaelides
– Chemical science
Many-Body Methods for Surface Chemistry Come of Age: Achieving Consensus with Experiments
BX Shi, A Zen, V Kapil, PR Nagy, A Grüneis, A Michaelides
– J Am Chem Soc
Mesoscale Simulations Reveal How Salt Influences Clay Particles Agglomeration in Aqueous Dispersions
TTB Le, AR Finney, A Zen, T Bui, WJ Tay, K Chellappah, M Salvalaglio, A Michaelides, A Striolo
– J Chem Theory Comput
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