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Dr. Alston J. Misquitta

Dr. Misquitta received his Ph.D. in 2004 while working on the subject of intermolecular perturbation theory under the supervision of Prof. Szalewicz. He currently works in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge in UK, and has been a College Lecturer at Murray Edwards College since 2009. His main research focus is concerned with understanding molecular aggregation from first principles, which he addresses through theoretical approaches. Dr. Misquitta has developed an electronic structure method called SAPT(DFT) and has written computer programs which implement this and other theoretical methods which are used by over 300 research groups worldwide. Practical outcomes include applications in the fields of organic crystals, soot formation in combustion engines, surface science and nano-materials.