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.

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
  • I have recently been appointed to the Board of the UK Centre for Astrobiology and the Editorial Board of of the journal Archaeology and Anthropology, and have been appointed a Fellow of the RSC.


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

    email: martin.sweatman"at"

    Tel: +44 (0)131 6513573.

    novel free energy methods
    clustering in liquids
    clustering in liquids