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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Maity I, Mostofi AA, Lischner J, 2023, Electrons Surf Phason Waves in Moiré Bilayers., Nano Lett

Maity I, Mostofi AA, Lischner JC, 2023, Electrons surf phason waves in moiré bilayers

Keegan C, Senn MS, Bristowe NC, et al., 2023, The origin of strain-induced stabilisation of superconductivity in the lanthanum cuprates

Tepliakov NV, Lischner J, Kaxiras E, et al., 2023, Unveiling and Manipulating Hidden Symmetries in Graphene Nanoribbons, Physical Review Letters, Vol:130, ISSN:0031-9007

Ramzan MS, Goodwin ZAH, Mostofi AA, et al., 2022, Effect of Coulomb impurities on the electronic structure of magic angle twisted bilayer graphene

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