Dr David O. Scanlon

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I completed my undergraduate degree in Computational Chemistry in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 2006, and then joined the research group of Professor Graeme W. Watson in TCD. I had earlier completed my final year undergraduate project with the group on the surface sensitivity of Li-doping of MgO.

During the course of my PhD my research focused on investigating oxides with catalytic applications, as well as studying the fundamental properties of transparent conducting oxides (TCOs). I won the 2008/2009 BOC gases postgraduate bursary award for my research on oxides with environmental applications. In 2010, I was awarded the RSC Solid State Chemistry Group Graduate Student Bursary to attend the Spring MRS in San Francisco. In addition I also received a Trinity Trust Travel award to attend the same conference. My image of the charge density of layered oxychalcogenide [Cu2S2][Sr3Sc2O5] was chosen as the cover of Chemistry of Materials for March and April of 2010.

In October 2010 I took up a position as a postdoctoral research fellow in the group. I successfully defended my thesis “Electronic structure studies of p-type semiconducting oxides” in my examination by Prof. C. Richard A. Catlow FRS, University College London (UCL) and Prof John C. Corish, TCD on 21st January 2011. I received a Thomas Young Centre Junior Research Fellowship to visit UCL for 3 weeks for a collaboration with Prof. Catlow in spring 2011.

In October 2011 I moved to the Department of Chemistry in UCL to take up a Ramsay Fellowship, jointly funded by the Ramsay Memorial Fellowships Trust and the MAPS Faculty in UCL to carry out independent research into novel materials for renewable energy applications. In 2012, I was awarded the Royal Irish Academy Young Chemists prize for 2011, for “the most outstanding Irish PhD thesis of 2011 in the area of the chemical sciences”. I also received an honourable mention in the 2012 IUPAC World Prize for Young Chemists competition.

In September 2013 I was appointed as a Lecturer in Computational, Materials and Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry in UCL. The position is a joint appointment with Diamond Light Source, and I spend approximately 50% of my week at Diamond. I currently lecture on the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science (M3S IDC) , where I teach a course on computational quantum chemistry and density functional theory.

In 2015 I was awarded the RSC Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize for the “development and application of computational techniques to understanding and predicting the properties of functional semi-conductors for energy applications”. The RSC award winners were featured in Angewandte Chemie in June. In June 2015, I was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

In October 2016 I was appointed as a Reader (Associate Professor) in Computational, Materials and Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry in UCL. I also became the Inorganic Teaching Coordinator for the Department of Chemistry, as well as joining the Research Committee and the Teaching Committee of the Department. In December 2016 I was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), which means that I have met the appropriate standards in teaching and supporting learning in higher education, under the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).

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Postal Address:

UCL-campus

Dr David O. Scanlon
Reader in Computational, Materials and Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University College London
20 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0AJ
United Kingdom

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Dr David O. Scanlon
Office 1.12
Diamond Light Source Ltd.
Diamond House
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 0DE

Email:
d.scanlon@ucl.ac.uk
scanloda@tcd.ie
david.scanlon@diamond.ac.uk

Website:
www.davidscanlon.com

Telephone:
+44 (0) 20 7679 4558 (UCL)
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+44 (0) 1235 778982 (Diamond)