Imperial College London

Dr Éamonn Murray

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Computational Science Specialist



eamonn.murray Website




B323Bessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests:

  • Theory and simulation of ultrafast excitation in materials.
  • Coherent phonon generation.
  • Thermal transport.
  • Phonon-phonon and electron-phonon scattering.
  • VDW interactions in density functional theory.


  • PhD in Physics from University College Cork, Ireland.
  • BSc in Physics from University College Cork, Ireland.

Course Material Links:



Teitelbaum SW, Henighan T, Huang Y, et al., 2018, Direct Measurement of Anharmonic Decay Channels of a Coherent Phonon, Physical Review Letters, Vol:121, ISSN:0031-9007

Dangic D, Murphy AR, Murray ED, et al., 2018, Coupling between acoustic and soft transverse optical phonons leads to negative thermal expansion of GeTe near the ferroelectric phase transition, Physical Review B, Vol:97, ISSN:2469-9950

Murphy RM, Murray ED, Fahy S, et al., 2017, Ferroelectric phase transition and the lattice thermal conductivity of Pb1-xGexTe alloys, Physical Review B, Vol:95, ISSN:2469-9950

Jiang MP, Trigo M, Savic I, et al., 2016, The origin of incipient ferroelectricity in lead telluride, Nature Communications, Vol:7, ISSN:2041-1723

Fahy S, Murray ED, Reis DA, 2016, Resonant squeezing and the anharmonic decay of coherent phonons, Physical Review B, Vol:93, ISSN:2469-9950

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