Computational Modelling Group

Dr. Frank Longford

Research Fellow
Chemistry (FNES)
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PhD in Complex Systems Simulation, University of Southampton (2018)

Researching the relation between collagen fibrils in the Extracellular Matrix (ECM) and prostate cancer progression using biophysical simulations. Research is supported by an award from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC).

Completed a 4-year PhD in Complex Systems Simulation at the University of Southampton on simulating Optical Properties of the Air-Water Interface, including a Master's degree level qualification in Computational Techniques.

Studied Chemistry at the University of Sussex and graduated with an MChem 1st Class in 2013, focussing in Theoretical Physical Chemistry.

Has completed courses in the C and Python programming languages and developed experience working with C++ and Fortran code.

Native English speaker, learning Spanish and Portuguese.

Research Interests

Collagen behaviour in the ECM

Self Emergence in Simulations

3 Body Coulomb Potential Systems


Unexpected Finite Size Effects in Interfacial Systems: Why Bigger is not always Better - Increase in Uncertainty of Surface Tension with Bulk Phase Width; Francis G.J. Longford, Jonathan W. Essex, Chris-Kriton Skylaris and Jeremy G. Frey; J. Chem. Phys. (accepted, in press) (2018)

The stability of S-states of unit-charge Coulomb three-body systems: From H- to H2+ ; Andrew W. King, Frank Longford and Hazel Cox; J. Chem. Phys. 139, 224306 (2013)


Mapping the surface density of the air-water interface