Andreas Hermann, Edinburgh


I am a Reader in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. My research is in the field of computational materials science: using first-principles, parameter-free computing methods to predict and understand properties of materials - such as their stability, elastic, electronic, and optical attributes.

As member of the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, a part of my research focuses on the occurrence of new, interesting phases of various materials under conditions of extreme compression and high temperatures.

About Me


Office 2604

School of Physics and Astronomy

James Clerk Maxwell Building

Peter Guthrie Tait Road

The University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, EH9 3FD

Phone +44 131 650 5824


Join the group

Students interested to join the group for a PhD are always welcome. Studentships are available through the School, through SUPA, or the Condensed Matter Doctoral Training Centre. Potential projects are listed on the Condensed Matter DTC’s web site.

Potential undergraduate research projects are listed on the School’s wiki page (requires login).