Computational Modelling Group

Jonathon Waters

Postgraduate Research Student
Engineering Sciences (FEE)
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My PhD preoject is primarilly focused upon modelling the phase transitions of nano-scale magnetic materials, using computational and statistical techniques on multiple scales.

In recent years, granular magnetic structures such as HDD drives have begun to have grain sizes which approach 1nm. This is could be a troubling development. Until this point Classical Statistical Mechanics has been enough to model the behaviour of such materials, but upon approaching such length scales, this Classical behaviour breaks down and there are noticeable effects. My work combines atomic level Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations with higher level Monte Carlo simulations and Finite Size Scaling (FSS) to produce the behaviour of the granular material through their phase transitions ab initio.

MPhys(Hons) Physics with Theoretical Physics - University of Manchester (2014)

I am currently enrolled at Southampton as a researcher in the Computational Modelling Group and am a member of the EPSRC CDT for Next Generation Computational Modelling (NGCM).

My research is funded by EPSRC.

Working with...

Ondrej Hovorka
Lecturer, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Denis Kramer
Lecturer, Engineering Sciences (FEE)