Dr Christian Hill

Christian is a physicist and physical chemist. His specialities are spectroscopy and the representation and communication of data in the physical sciences. Christian was working on the Quantemol database (QDB), which allows users to calculate data sets and  create collections of data in the form of “chemistries” to input into their own models.




Dr James Hamilton

James completed his undergraduate and Masters degrees at UCL in 2012, spending a year working in the city before returning to physics and joining the Quantemol team in September 2013. James has now obtained his PhD. James was a developer on Quantemol-N. In addition to improving the processing of the product James was working on incorporating relativistic effects into the program. The incorporation of relativistic effects will allow for modelling of heavier molecules.



Dr Alex Harvey

Alex completed his doctoral work at UCL and for the past few years has been at the Max Born Institute in Berlin. His research interests include electron scattering, photoionisation and recombination, with a particular emphasis on the role they play in the interaction of strong, short-pulse, laser fields with atoms and molecules. With this in mind, he has adapted and extended the UK R-matrix codes to treat oriented electron-molecule collisions, and photoionisation/recombination, both orientationally averaged and resolved in molecular orientation and electron emission direction.

More information about both Alex and the Max Born Institute can be found here.


Dr Derek Monahan

Derek is a computational physicist with several years experience modelling industrially relevant low temperature plasma processes. He has a BSc degree in applied physics from the University of Limerick, Ireland and a PhD in computational physics from the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology (NCPST) based in Dublin City University, Ireland. During his time in Quantemol he focused on developing the next generation of plasma simulation tools and Quantemol-VT interface. Derek’s research interests include the low-pressure plasma global-model approximation, electronegative plasma discharges and fundamental plasma dynamics.


Dr Martin Ruskov

Martin is an Information Scientist with experience in software engineering and technology-enhanced learning. A common theme across his work is lowering access thresholds to complex knowledge domains. Martin worked on Quantemol-P in order to improve the architecture, usability and ease of use, making it faster, more intuitive and more transparent. As a result of the changes he made, the software is now easier to work with, for both developer and user, and faster in achieving results.

More information on Martin and his research interests can be found on his personal web page.


Dr Will Brigg

Will has completed his PhD with Quantemol and UCL while holding an STFC studentship. His scientific research project was focused on cross sections calculations for methane, while as part of his company internship he implemented in Quantemol-N multiple features including calculation of differential cross-sections, momentum transfer cross-sections and rotational excitation cross-sections. Will also contributed to R-matrix codes development and integrated new photoionisation cross sections calculations functionality to Quantemol-N. User friendly wizar