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Dr David Quigley

Dr Quigley is a Reader in the Department of Physics. His research is in the area of computational condensed matter physics, particularly with regard to structure, stability and growth mechanisms of organic solids, biomaterials and low dimensional crystals.

A full publication list and links to full text articles (where available) can be found on the Warwick Research Archive Portal (WRAP), Google Scholar or

Open postdoctoral position

Applications are open for a PDRA position within the EPSRC programme grant on Crystallisation in the Real World. The position will involve development of minimal computational models to capture non-trivial crystal nucleation behaviour within inhomogeneous and non-equilibrium environments, working closely with experimental groups to identify representative model parameters. The position will also involve development of improved models of nucleation kinetics.

The position is initially available for two years, with a possible extension to four years. Applicants should have a strong interest/background in statistical mechanics and scientific programming.

Click here for more details and to apply.

Teaching (2018/19)

  • PX148 : Classical Mechanics and Special Relativity

Scientific Computing

Director of the Centre for Scientific Computing (CSC), and the Scientific Computing Research Technology Platform (RTP).

Funded research projects

2018-2023 : Co-investigator, EPSRC programme grant on Crystallisation in the Real World
2015-2018 : Principle investigator, EPSRC project on modelling Nano-confined phase change materials
2009-2014 : EPRSC Career Acceleration Fellowship
2008 : Researcher Co-Investigator, HECToR Cabability Challenge

Currently active PhD projects

  • Crystallisation kinetics (C. Devonport).

Future PhD projects will be advertised via the Theory Group web pages.


Write To:

Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Contact Details:

Office: PS132
44 (0) 2476 574580
44 (0)2476 523672

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Centre for Scientific Computing

Scientific Computing RTP

Theoretical and Computational Physics Group

Crystallisation in the Real World