• 786 Citations
  • 15 h-Index

Research output per year

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Personal profile


I took up my current position in 2007. Prior to this I completed a PhD in Computational Solid State Chemistry with Prof SC Parker before undertaking postdoctoral research in Bath and in the Materials Science department in Cambridge, where I was part of a consortium modelling the interface of biological molecules with mineral surfaces.

In addition to teaching physical chemistry, I am actively involved in researching many aspects of solid state chemistry, particularly mineral surfaces, using computer modelling techniques as part of the Catalysis Research Centre in the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Computational Solid State Chemistry
  • Bulk and Surface Defects
  • Interfaces
  • Crystal Growth

Research Degree Supervision

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PhD Studentships in Materials Science 

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The Post-Disposal Behaviour of C-14 and Irradiated Graphite

Humphreys, P., Cooke, D., Bond, G., Heard, P., Bligh Scott, T. & Eccles, H.


Project: Research

Research Output

  • 786 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 27 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Conference article

Solid State Chemistry: Computational Chemical Analysis for Materials Science

da Silva, E. L., Galmarini, S., Maurizi, L., dos Santos, M. J. C., Yang, T., Cooke, D. & Molinari, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Computational Techniques for Analytical Chemistry and Bioanalysis. Wilson, P. B. & Grootveld, M. (eds.). Royal Society of Chemistry, (Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • The energetics of carbonated PuO2 surfaces affects nanoparticle morphology: a DFT+U study

    Moxon, S., Symington, A. R., Tse, J., Dawson, J., Flitcroft, J., Parker, S. C., Cooke, D., Harker, R. M. & Molinari, M., 21 Apr 2020, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 22, 15, p. 7728-7737 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Mechanism of Carbon Dioxide and Water Incorporation in Ba2TiO4: A Joint Computational and Experimental Study

    McSloy, A. J., Trussov, I., Jarvis, A., Cooke, D. J., Slater, P. R. & Panchmatia, P. M., 18 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 122, 2, p. 1061-1069 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Ruthenium-containing Linear Helicates and Mesocates with Tuneable p53 Selective Cytotoxicity in Colorectal Cancer Cells.

    Allison, S., Cooke, D., Davidson, F. S., Elliott, P., Faulkner, R., Griffiths, H., Harper, O., Hussain, O., Owen-Lynch, P., Phillips, R., Rice, C., Shepherd, S. & Wheelhouse, R. T., 26 Jul 2018, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 57, 31, p. 9799-9804 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)

    Ferrous Iron Binding Key to Mms6 Magnetite Biomineralisation: A Mechanistic Study to Understand Magnetite Formation Using pH Titration and NMR Spectroscopy

    Rawlings, A. E., Bramble, J. P., Hounslow, A. M., Williamson, M. P., Monnington, A. E., Cooke, D. J. & Staniland, S. S., Jun 2016, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 22, 23, p. 7885-7894 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 22 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 Oral presentation

    The Nebuchadnezzar effect: Dreaming of Sustainable Software through Sustainable Software Architectures

    Colin C. Venters (Speaker), M.K. Griffiths (Speaker), Violeta Holmes (Speaker), Rupert Ward (Speaker) & David Cooke (Speaker)

    16 Nov 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation