Device Modelling

Theory of Electron, Phonon and Spin Transport in Nanoscale Quantum Devices

We engineer the electrical, vibrational, magnetic and optical properties of nanoscale molecular devices for applications such as molecular electronic building blocks, transistors, sensors, molecular spintronics, thermoelectric, piezoelectric and optoelectronic devices.

Overview of Research Topics

Nanoscale Electronic Devices, Transistors, Sensors and Applications: Theoretical and Computational Physical Sciences; Electrical, Vibrational, Magnetic and Thermal Properties of Nanoscale Devices; Semiconductor Physics

  • Nanoscale materials modelling and discovery i.e. Quantum, phonon and spin transport; Environmental effects

  • Molecular electronics i.e. Quantum and phonon interference; Energy harvesting e.g. Thermoelectricity and Piezoelectricity; Biological sensing; Spintronic; Optoelectronics; Molecular electronic building blocks i.e. switches, transistors and rectifiers

  • One and two dimensional materials i.e. Van-der Waals heterostructures; Graphene electrodes; Molecular graphene nanoribbons

  • Multiscale modelling i.e. Density functional theory; Tight-binding modelling; Molecular dynamics; Quantum transport

  • GOLLUM: We co-develop the next generation quantum transport simulation tool: GOLLUM

Open Positions

We are looking for highly motivated postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. Visit vacancies page for more information.


The School of Engineering at the University of Warwick is ranked 5th in the UK for Engineering in The Guardian University League Table 2020. Warwick is a research intensive university ranked 8th in the UK in the Guardian 2021 league table, 54th in the QS World University Rankings 2019.