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Dr David Tew

Dr David Tew

Dr David Tew
MSci, PhD(Cantab.)

Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Office W232
School of Chemistry,
Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 7052

Research summary

Accurate potential energy surfaces and reaction dynamics 

Molecules are not static objects. They are continuously in motion, vibrating and sometimes reacting from one chemical species to another. A knowledge of how the energy changes as the nuclei move (i.e. the potential energy surface) is crucial to the understanding the chemistry of these dynamical processes. If we are able to compute the potential energy surface, we can then simulate the vibrational motion of the nuclei, determine reaction pathways and predict reaction rates. In my group we develop and apply accurate and efficient methods for computing potential energy surfaces and simulating ...

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Past positions:

  • DFG funded Principal Investigator 2007-2009 
    Universität Karlsruhe, De
  • Marie Curie Fellow 2005-2007
    Universität Karlsruhe, De
  • Post Doc 2003-2004 
    Unversity of Cambridge, UK

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Recent publications

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