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Prof. Charles Patterson

Principal Investigator

Prof. Charles Patterson

School of Physics
Trinity College Dublin
Phone: + 353 1 896 1675


B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry, University of Bristol (1982)
PhD in Chemistry, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Cambridge (1985)


Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania (1986-1990)
Visiting researcher at A.T.&T. Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey (1987)
Visiting researcher at General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center, Schenectady, New York (1988-1989)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Trinity College Dublin (1990)
Lecturer in Science of Materials, Department of Physics, Trinity College Dublin (1991-2004)
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Trinity College Dublin (2004-present)


Director of Computational Physics Degree Course, Trinity College Dublin (1997-2011)
Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin (2014-present)

Research Group

Electronic structures of solids by ab initio and model Hamiltonian calculation
Dielectric properties of semiconductors and insulators
Many-body calculations of electronic structures of solids Irish Atomistic Simulators Meetings
These meetings are held annually in December and cycle between Trinity College Dublin, Queen's University Belfast and Tyndall National Institute, Cork.