Research course

Computational molecular physics

Institution
Open University · Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or equivalent in physics, chemistry or a related subject

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our area of research is molecular physics. We are interested in developing theoretical and computational approaches to describe multielectron dynamics. Specifically, we study electron and positron scattering from molecules and molecular clusters for scattering energies that can only be accurately described quantum mechanically.

Current/recent research projects
  • Electron collisions with biomolecules
  • Electron collisions with small molecular clusters
Potential supervisors

Department specialisms

We welcome enquiries from prospective students in the following areas: Hydration effects on resonance formation in electron-molecule collisions.

Fees and funding

Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months
distance learning
variable months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months
distance learning
variable months

Course contact details

Name
Administrative support
Email
science-phd-enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 659036