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THOMAS YOUNG CENTRE
THE LONDON CENTRE FOR THE THEORY AND SIMULATION OF MATERIALS
The collaboration between TYC and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), in which four PhD students co-supervised by researchers at TYC and ANL will develop further fundamental understanding of the structural and electronic properties of perovskite oxide materials, was officially kicked-off with a joint workshop held on 21-22 January at ANL, near Chicago.
The delegation from the TYC were warmly welcomed by Peter Littlewood, Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering, as they joined ANL staff scientists and other invited speakers from around the US for two days of seminars relating to the properties of functional oxide materials. What was particularly excellent was the bringing together of theorists, computational scientists and experimentalists and the ample time devoted to free discussion.
The social highlight of the trip was a reception at the Residence of the British Consul General, Robert Chatterton Dickson, on the top floor of one of Chicago's best-located skyscrapers, with panoramic views over the city and Lake Michigan. We are most grateful for the Consul General's hospitality and to Chipo Nyambuya from the Consulate for organising the reception, and to Gian Guzman-Verri for his help in organising the workshop.
 The four students are: Andrea Greco (Imperial, supervised by Arash Mostofi & Paul Tangney); Yasmine al-Hamdani (UCL, supervised by Angelos Michaelides & Dario Alfe); Oliver Dicks (UCL, supervised by Peter Sushko & Alex Shluger); Marco Caccin (KCL, supervised by Alessandro de Vita & Nicola Bonini).
From left to right: Angelos Michaelides, Alessandro de Vita, Arash Mostofi, Peter Littlewood, Robert Chatterton Dickson, Chipo Nyambuya, Marco Caccin, Yasmine Al-Hamdani, Andrea Greco, Oliver Dicks, Peter Sushko; in front: Gian Guzman-Verri.