Projects per year
I have been based in the Semiconductor Spectroscopy and Devices group in the department of Physics since 2005, providing a theoretical counterpart to the experimental activities of this group. At present my research activities are in three main areas of computational and theoretical nanoscience: Understanding optical and electron microscopy on the nanoscale; Developing and applying semi-empirical quantum mechanical modelling tools in quantum chemistry and condensed matter physics; Multiscale materials modelling of crystal growth and phase transitions.
I coordinate the 4th and 5th year undergraduate programmes in Physics, also teaching final year courses in computational physics, advanced solid state physics and nanoscience.
Expertise & Capabilities
Theoretical solid state and condensed matter physics
Quantum chemstry and computational chemistry
High performance and accuracy Nano-Photonics and Plasmonics
Large scale density functional and density functional-based methods
Joint developer of commercialised materials science / quantum chemistry software
Extensive experience with large scale parallel computational systems - developed TIER 0 ready multi-thousand compute core codes.
1/10/18 → 1/08/22
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Advances in electron channelling contrast imaging and electron backscatter diffraction for imaging and analysis of structural defects in the scanning electron microscopeTrager-Cowan, C., Alasmari, A., Avis, W., Bruckbauer, J., Edwards, P. R., Hourahine, B., Kraeusel, S., Kusch, G., Jablon, B. M., Johnston, R., Martin, R. W., McDermott, R., Naresh-Kumar, G., Nouf-Allehiani, M., Pascal, E., Thomson, D., Vespucci, S., Mingard, K., Parbrook, P. J., Smith, M. D. & 17 others, , 5 Aug 2020, In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 891, 1, 11 p., 012023.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Denholm, J. & Hourahine, B., 23 Sep 2020, (Unpublished) In: Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment. 2020, 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Data for: "Determining GaN nanowire polarity and its influence on light emission in the scanning electron microscope"
Gunasekar, N. (Creator), Bruckbauer, J. (Creator), Winkelmann, A. (Contributor), Edwards, P. (Contributor), Hourahine, B. (Contributor), Trager-Cowan, C. (Contributor), Martin, R. (Supervisor) & Wang, T. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 29 Apr 2019
Ben Hourahine (Speaker)3 Aug 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation