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Cox Lab

Welcome to the Cox Group

Our research interests are focused in three main areas:
1. Development of new methods for few particle quantum systems.
2. Exploring the fundamental interactions in three-body Coulomb systems. 
3. Computation chemistry research: involving collaboration with experimental chemists.  We use a variety of techniques including density functional theory (DFT and TDDFT) and ab initio methods.

PhD Students:

Brice Kammegne (2023 -  ) Development of tensor-structured methods for few-particle quantum systems

Post Docs:

Dr Adam baskerville (2018-2022) Fundamental studies of electron correlation with applications to Density Functional Theory (DFT)

PhD completed

Dr Msugh Targema (2021) Theoretical/Computational investigation of the structure, reactivity and spectroscopy of inorganic complexes

Dr Adam Baskerville (2018) The quantum chemical physics of few-particle atoms and molecules.

Dr Sarote (Pop) Boonseng (2017) Computational Study of the reactivity of palladacycles in catalytic applications.

Dr Gavin Roffe (2016) Joint supervision with Dr J. Spencer. Thesis entitled "The synthesis, catalytic investigation, and theoretical rationalisation of unsymmetrical pincer palladacycles"

Dr Andrew King (2015) Thesis entitled "The Stability of Small Atoms and Molecules : A Quantum Mechanical Three-Body Study"

Dr Jens Ryden (2010) Joint supervision with Prof M. Heggie. Thesis entitled "Theoretical studies of Mn in the gas-phase and in the solid state"

Dr Caroline Norris (2009) Thesis entitled "The structure, reactivity and spectroscopy of selected transition metal complexes" 

Dr Ricardo Esplugas (2009) Thesis entitled "Density functional theory and time-dependent density functional theory studies of copper and silver cation complexes"

Dr Georgina Aitken (2008) Thesis entitled "Gas phase multiply charged metal-ligand complexes"

MChem Research Students:

MChem completed

Peter Russell (2023) Finite element and tensor-structured calculations on simple quantum systems

Conor Gray (2022) Exploring the Radial Energy-Density Relationship in the 23S State of Helium-like Systems

Charlotte Clarke (2021) Developing a Colle and Salvetti-style correlation functional for use in DFT

Kerstin Haussner (2020) Calculations to explore the effect of replacing helium’s electrons with one and two muons

William Muirden (2020) Implementing the Maximum Overlap Methods for Hartree-Fock excited states

Jack Fulker (2019) Relativistic Corrections to Heliogenic Systems with the Inclusion of Nuclear Motion 

Hanna Masanjika (2019) Electron correlation of two-electron systems with nuclear charges ranging from Z = 0.9 to Z = 6

Abigail Guy (2018) Dimensional Dependence of Correlation Energies in Two-Electron Atoms

Ryan Hinton (2018) Triplet states of three-particle atoms and ions

Kylie Okoro (2017) Pd(OAc)2-Catalysed Functionalisation of Benzodiazepines

Rob Ziolek (2016) Spin state effects on electron correlation

Luke Rhodes (2015)  Electron Correlation in two electron atoms and ions

James Mattock (2014) The UV/Vis of uranium complexes

Patrick Herlihy (2014) The stability bound for unit charge three-body systems

Emma Coakley (2014) The ground and excited states of organolead complexes

Frank Longford (2013) The Stability of 3-Body Coulomb Potential Systems    

Kieran Fox (2013) Forming a Global Potential Energy Surface for H3+ with a view to expanding it to Hn+ clusters           

Helen Kimber (2012) Does the 2A1 transition of [Mg(Py)]+ have double excitation character?

Gavin Roffe (2012) The gas-phase activation of methane by co-ordinately unsaturated metal dication complexes



Professor Hazel Cox

Professor of Theoretical & Computational Chemistry

University of Sussex
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Brighton, BN1 9QJ

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