What’s it like to study a PhD in Computational Chemistry?
Doing a PhD in Computational Chemistry, you will work with a supervisor who has a specific research aim in mind. You will be learning and implementing computational skills to address questions in Chemistry. You will have the opportunity to combine your knowledge of the mathematical and computational principles with your understanding of Chemistry to create bespoke computational models.
Typical research areas in Computational Chemistry
Some typical research areas in Computational Chemistry include:
- Computational drug discovery
- Molecular systems engineering
- Nanomaterials and materials design
- Polymer design
- Mathematical biology
Typical research questions in Computational Chemistry
Some typical research questions asked in Computational Chemistry include:
- The development of new computational methods for solving problems in Chemistry
- Implementation of machine learning techniques for Chemistry analysis
- Development of novel computational models for complex chemical interactions
- Developing data analytics solutions for chemical systems
You also have the opportunity to connect your research with the wider field of Chemistry through collaboration with other departments. You can also contribute to undergraduate teaching and training of undergraduates.