Imperial College London

ProfessorDavidEdwards

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Senior Research Investigator
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7589 5111 ext 58607d.edwards Website

 
 
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Location

 

6M41Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Overview

The main areas of his current research are

  • Theory of exchange coupling and giant magnetoresistance in magnetic multilayers.
  • Theory of strongly correlated systems including heavy fermions and high temperature superconductivity.

His research in condensed matter theory over the past fifty years is described in about 140 papers (the most recent appear in Publications on this web page) on the following topics:
Itinerant electron magnetism; chemisorption; strongly correlated electron systems including heavy fermions, high temperature superconductors and the Mott transition; spin waves in metals and alloys; surface magnetism; exchange coupling, magnetocrystalline anisotropy, giant magnetoresistance and current-induced switching of magnetization in magnetic multilayers ; metamagnetic transitions; density functional theory; quantum phase transitions.

Funding

Recent research grants include

  • EPSRC GR/L92594 Theory of tunneling magnetoresistance and interface anisotropy £65,768  01/03/98--30/04/2001
  • EPSRC GR/L95335 Visiting Fellowship (Dr M.Cinal) £9,700  01/05/98--30/04/2001
  • EPSRC GR/M23533 Quantum effects in double exchange models of manganites £80,711  01/10/98--30/09/2000
  • EPSRC GR/M14203 Computational studies in condensed matter and materials science (with 7 members of Mathematical Physics group) 64,770  01/04/98--31/03/2001
  • Royal Society Joint Project (Japan), with Nagoya and Tsukuba Universities £9,000  !999--2001
  • EPSRC GR/N09039 Real space theory of magnetotransport and anisotropy in magnetic nanostructures far from equilibrium £65/032  01/03/2000--28/2/2003
  • EPSRC GR/S18571 Quantum effects of phonons in manganites and fullerides (principal investigator A.C.Hewson) £141,350  01/08/2003--30/11/2005
  • EPSRC EP/D505798/1 Room temperature spintronics £87,504  01/01/2006--31/03/2009

Research Student Supervision

Allan,SR

Beenen,J

Brunton,R

Ferreira,MS

Fisher,B

Fung,W-Y

Goodbody,S

Green,ACM

Hill,DJ

Macdonald,CJ

Manning,SM

Millar,JWA

Muniz,RB

Poo,GS

Rettke-Grover,J

Rigby,AM

Robinson,AM

Ward,JM