Colleges, School and Institutes
Willingness to take PhD students
Mark Read’s primary research interest involves the computational modelling of inorganic materials, particularly those with relevance to industrial and energy applications. His group’s research focuses on the deployment and development of atomistic simulation methodologies to extend our understanding of the structure, stability and reactivity of these solid state materials at the atomic level. Their current topics include the simulation of ageing effects on nuclear fuels (uranium and plutonium oxides), radiation damage and modelling the defect chemistry within the bulk and at surfaces (which control many important material properties). The corrosion of nuclear fuels is an extremely pertinent area of research and is crucial to the safety and sustainability of the nuclear fuel cycle.
Dr Read is interested in supervising doctoral researchers in the following areas:
Atomistic simulation of nuclear fuels
Atomistic simulation of candidate matrices for high-level waste encapsulation
Computer modelling of radiation damage