Paul R Kent

Senior R&D Staff

See http://web.ornl.gov/~kentpr for detailed and up to date information.

Education

University of Cambridge Ph.D. 1999 Physics

University of Bath B.Sc. 1996 Applied Physics

Research Synopsis

My research is focused on predicting and explaining the properties of materials using computer simulation, chiefly using atomistic and quantum-mechanics based methods. These methods use little or no experimental data, making them especially valuable for the study of new materials and devices, and for computing properties that are particularly difficult or expensive to access experimentally. Materials and molecules of interest include all systems of energy relevance (batteries, supercapacitors, catalysis, superconductors, thermoelectrics, structural materials, photovoltaics...). Many of these system pose an acute challenge to established theory and simulation methods, greatly limiting our ability to predict and optimize their properties.

Awards

2017 APS Fellowship
2008 IEEE Gordon Bell Prize

Facilities

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
NERSC