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Andrew Scott

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Andrew Scott (AJS) is a senior lecturer within the Institute for Materials Research (SCAPE) with extensive experience of a wide range of theoretical (ab-initio materials modelling, crystallography) and experimental (advanced electron microscopy, XRD, surface science ) techniques, acquired in both academia (Leeds, Newcastle, Brunel) and industry (BP Research) over the past 27 years. He currently supervises 2 students, and is an author on over 80 journal publications.  The group has gained an international reputation in modelling electron energy loss spectra (EELS).

In addition, some of Dr. Scott’s key responsibilities include:

  • Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM)
  • Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society (FRMS)
  • Secretary of the Materials Chemistry Committee (IOM3)
  • President of the Leeds Bradford Materials Engineering Society
  • Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP)

Dr. Scott supervises Rob Hooley in tandem with other academics.

A key focus of his research is the application of electronic structure methods to understand and predict materials properties. He has particular expertise in modelling of absorption spectra using ab-initio, density functional theory (DFT) methods. He uses leading codes (WIEN2k, CASTEP) on local and national, high performance computing resources (e.g. HECToR, NGS) and is regularly involved in training in these DFT modelling methods. He is currently PI and on the steering group of a large inter university, industrially focussed consortium grant investigating nuclear graphite and Co-I on a grant concerned with the fundamentals of crystal nucleation and growth.

Some of Dr. Scott’s selected publications are as follows:

Incisive Probing of Intermolecular Interactions in Molecular Crystals: Core Level Spectroscopy Combined with Density Functional Theory, J. S. Stevens, C. R. Seabourne, C. Jaye, D. A. Fischer, A. J. Scott and S. L. M. Schroeder, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118, 12121, (2014).

Probing the bonding and electronic structure of single atom dopants in graphene with electron energy loss spectroscopy, Q. M. Ramasse, C. R. Seabourne, R. Zan, D.Kepaptsoglou, U. Bangert and A. J. Scott, NanoLetters, 13, 4989, (2013).

Nanoscale electron diffraction and plasmon spectroscopy of single- and few-layer boron nitride, C.-T. Pan, R. R. Nair, U. Bangert, Q. Ramasse, R. Jalil, C, Seabourne and A. J. Scott, Physical Review B, 85, 045440, (2012).