I’m an electronic structure theorist. I specialise in writing bespoke computer code to build models which represent messy, disordered materials. These materials are more difficult to simulate than perfect crystals because the symmetry that normally gives physics such predictive power are broken.
I find the mixture of statistical physics (all those atoms jiggling and wiggling!) and quantum mechanics (all those electrons zooming around) really exciting to imagine and simulate. This work will help us design the materials of the future.
During 2019 I worked at GTN.ai, a small-molecule drugs-discovery startup company that was (unusually) combining machine-learning and electronic structure methods to design new drugs cheaper and more effectively. I now continue a vein of drugs-development research in the academic environment, but specialising in areas not well serviced by for-profit companies (particularly, anti-bacterial resistance), and in the underlying solid-state physics of drugs and biological simulations (particularly, trying to find approximate physical models!).
My other research aims for 2020 and beyond are to: get a really good grip on understanding charge-carrier mobility in polar semiconductors; develop methods for treating non-adiabatic dynamics of large organic electronic molecules; automate the fitting of quantum models to use as surrogate models for large scale calculation.
Group publications are collated at: Google Scholar - Jarvist Moore Frost
My Academic blog is available at: https://jarvist.github.io/
My research group website is at: https://frost-group.github.io/
Siemons N, 2023, Controlling Swelling in Mixed Transport Polymers Through Alkyl Side Chain Physical Cross-linking, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Usa, ISSN:0027-8424
et al., 2023, Confinement and exciton binding energy effects on hot carrier cooling in lead halide perovskite nanomaterials, Acs Nano, Vol:17, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:6638-6648
Martin BAA, Frost JM, 2023, Multiple phonon modes in Feynman path-integral variational polaron mobility, Physical Review B, Vol:107, ISSN:2469-9950
et al., 2023, Stable Mott Polaron State Limits the Charge Density in Lead Halide Perovskites, Acs Energy Letters, Vol:8, ISSN:2380-8195, Pages:420-428
et al., 2022, The Effect of Glycol Side Chains on the Assembly and Microstructure of Conjugated Polymers, Acs Nano, Vol:16, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:21303-21314