The Oxford Centre for Soft & Biological Matter


Jonathan Doye 

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry in the Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

Tutorial Fellow in Chemistry at The Queen's College



Jon Doye studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. After a year out doing voluntary work in Coventry, he returned to Cambridge to do a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry. Then, after two years as a post-doctoral researcher in Amsterdam, he returned to Cambridge as a research fellow. In 2006, he was appointed to a lectureship in theoretical chemistry at Oxford and a fellowship at Queen’s. In his research he typically uses computer simulation techniques to probe simple models that capture the essential physics and chemistry of the system of interest. Applications span a diverse range of fields including clusters, polymer, protein and colloidal crystallization, supercooled liquids and the glass transition, complex networks, biological self-assembly, DNA and evolution.

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