Howard Flack Crystallographic Lecture Series 2019
Empa, Dübendorf (ZH)
Prof. Matthew Rosseinsky (University of Liverpool, UK) will give a series of lectures on crystallography in various places around Switzerland during the week of 4 to 8 November 2019.
(detailed program to be announced)
Matthew Rosseinsky obtained his undergraduate degree and D. Phil in chemistry from the University of Oxford. He was a postdoctoral member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories before returning to the University of Oxford as a lecturer in chemistry. In 1999, he moved to the University of Liverpool as professor of inorganic chemistry. In 2009, Matthew received the inaugural De Gennes Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) — a lifetime achievement award in materials chemistry that is open internationally and is one of the RSC’s three premier awards. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2008, and was awarded the Hughes Medal of the Royal Society in 2011 for his highly influential discoveries in the synthetic chemistry of solid state electronic materials and novel microporous structures. In 2013, he became a Royal Society Research Professor, and was awarded its Davy Medal in 2017.
Matt’s work addresses the synthesis of new functional materials in bulk and thin-film form for energy and information storage applications, and has been characterized by extensive collaboration with many academic and industrial colleagues. The Rosseinsky group’s current areas of interest include materials for batteries and solid oxide fuel cells, multiferroics, thermoelectrics, superconductivity, materials for separation and catalysis, high-throughput materials discovery, and materials for solar energy conversion.
A central topic of Matt’s research is the development of new methods of identifying functional materials, emphasising the integration of experiment with computational methods for materials discovery, which includes new tools for crystal structure prediction.