Dr Claire Hobday

UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and University of Edinburgh Chancellor’s Fellow

Research summary

Structure-property relationships, materials chemistry, high-pressure crystallography, computational chemistry.

Research Overview

The Hobday group is interested in finding new greener materials via a data driven approach for energy and heat applications.

We do this by means of a broad range of physical and computational techniques.

High-pressure crystallography: This technique allows us to probe the response of a material to an external force. We can understand the strength of molecular interactions, mechanical properties and see new phases of materials.

Computational chemistry: We use the full scale of computational techniques available to us: from molecular mechanics to higher levels of theory such as density functional theory. This allows us to tackle specific challenges of materials chemistry.