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Imperial college London

Imperial College London (ICL) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. In 1907 it was founded by Prince Albert who envisioned an area composed of the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Albert Hall and the Imperial Institute. Imperial is included among the best universities in the world by numerous university rankings.

The Department of Materials at Imperial College London has over 41 full-time academic staff, 76 research assistants, and a population of over 130 postgraduate research students. The Department is a recognised leader in UK Materials Science and Engineering research and is the number one recipient of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding for Materials. Their aim is to deliver world-leading research and scholarship in all areas of Materials Science and Engineering; maintain and grow a creative and supportive environment where research students receive first-class training, postdoctoral researchers develop independence and all staff realise their full research potential; be the collaborator of choice for industry and academia both nationally and internationally.

Materials modelling is a particular strength at Imperial College as part of the Thomas Young Centre for the theory and simulation of materials. The main role of ICL will be in atomistic materials modelling both as a tool to accelerate characterisation and to provide new directions for improving photovoltaic performance.