Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Professor of Theory and Simulation of Materials



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Arash Mostofi is Professor of Theory and Simulation of Materials in the Departments of Materials and Physics at Imperial College London. He is the Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training on Theory and Simulation of Materials, and Director of the Thomas Young Centre at Imperial College London. He is a member of the Management Board of the Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub, which hosts the UK’s dedicated national Tier-2 High-Performance Computing facilities (Thomas and Young) for materials and molecular modelling. He is also a Trustee of the Psi-k Charity, a Europe-based, worldwide network of researchers working on the advancement of first-principles computational materials science.

Arash's research is dedicated to the development and application of first-principles modelling tools for the theory and simulation of materials. He is an original author and developer of two major electronic structure simulation codes, ONETEP and Wannier90, used by hundreds of researchers worldwide. His research interests include the electronic and optical properties of 2D materials and twisted 2D heterostructures, adsorbates, defects and interfaces in materials, and multifunctional perovskite and layered perovskite oxides.

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Aghajanian M, Mostofi AA, Lischner J, 2023, Optical properties of charged defects in monolayer MoS₂, Electronic Structure, Vol:5, ISSN:2516-1075

Wang Y, Laihonen S, Unge M, et al., 2023, The effect of chemistry and thermal fluctuations on charge injection barriers at aluminum/polyolefin interfaces, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol:134, ISSN:0021-8979, Pages:1-9

Tepliakov NV, Ma R, Lischner J, et al., 2023, Dirac half-semimetallicity and antiferromagnetism in graphene nanoribbon/Hexagonal boron nitride heterojunctions, Nano Letters: a Journal Dedicated to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol:23, ISSN:1530-6984, Pages:6698-6704

Ramzan MS, Goodwin ZAH, Mostofi AA, et al., 2023, Effect of Coulomb impurities on the electronic structure of magic angle twisted bilayer graphene, Npj 2d Materials and Applications, Vol:7, ISSN:2397-7132, Pages:1-8

Maity I, Mostofi AA, Lischner J, 2023, Electrons surf phason waves in moiré bilayers, Nano Letters: a Journal Dedicated to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol:23, ISSN:1530-6984, Pages:4870-4875

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