Angelos Michaelides grew up in Donegal in the northwest of Ireland and obtained a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from The Queen's University of Belfast. Following this, he worked as a post-doc 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.
His work involves the development and application of theoretical methods to better understand contemporary problems in chemistry, physics, and materials science. His main focus has been on exploiting computer simulation approaches to obtain molecular-level insight into issues related to water, energy, and the environment.
1968 Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Interest and expertise
Astronomy and physics
Computational physics, Statistical
Chemistry, general, Chemistry, materials, Chemistry, physical, Chemistry, theoretical
Electronic structure theory, water, surfaces and interfaces