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Group News

Jan 2015: Happy New Year! We welcome to our group Xiaofen Tan and Xin Huang, visiting research students from China’s Central South University.

Nov 2014: Our group is awarded Discovery Project funding from the Australian Research Council for investigating atomic structure of interfaces in metals.

Oct 2014: Nikhil is one of the recipients of 2014 Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science. [Pic]

See more on lab news here.

Welcome to the webpage of Computational Materials Lab at Monash University!

We investigate the physics and mechanics of nanoscale materials for optoelectronic, energy and structural applications. We employ a broad range of computational tools, including:

  1.    First principles quantum mechanical simulations

  2.    Large-scale molecular dynamics simulations

  3.    Continuum phase-field simulations, and

  4.    Continuum mechanics simulations.

Please visit publications page for more details.

A postdoctoral position is available!

Magnetism in nanoparticles


Mechanical properties of 2D layered materials

Electronic and transport properties of layered 2D materials


Structural and electronic properties of next generation battery materials

Electronic origins of morphological features in metals

Current Projects

Past Projects

  1.     Structural and electronic properties of graphene and related materials

  2.     Compositional patterns in alloy quantum dots

  3.     Morphological patterning on semiconductor surfaces