Statistical mechanics is the physical theory that links the properties of particles (atoms, molecules, colloids etc.) to the properties of matter. As you can imagine, this is important for Chemical Engineering and many other engineering and science disciplines.

Our research group is mainly interested in theoretical aspects of classical statistical mechanics, as well as the design of new kinds of advanced material or engineering process. Typically, this involves developing or using Monte Carlo molecular simulation or classical density functional theory methods.


A Phd scholarship is available! See the 'JOBS!' link.

Thermodynamics 2017 conference, Edinburgh: Abstract submission now closed, but registration continues.

Molecular Simulation: as EU editor of the Taylor & Francis journal 'Molecular Simulation', I'd like to bring to your attention the following special issues;

  • Monte Carlo codes, tools, and algorithms
  • Molecular Simulation of Framework Materials
  • Contact

    Address: Martin Sweatman, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JL.

    email: martin.sweatman"at"

    Tel: +44 (0)131 6513573.

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