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Martin Mayo

TCM Group, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK

  • Room: 525, Mott building (top floor)
  • E-Mail: mdm45 (Hermes; add at cam dot ac dot uk)
  • Tel: (01223) 3 37358


I am a Winton Programme funded PhD student, currently working at the Theory of Condensed Matter group under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Morris. I am interested in studying materials properties using first-principles quantum mechanics simulations.

Structure prediction of Li-ion batteries electrodes.

Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) are widely used in a variety of electronic devices. The next generation of LIBs will require anode materials with higher capacity than the currently used graphite, such as metal alloys of lithium. In this project I will be using a stochastic approach (AIRSS) to predict and suggest new materials with the desired physical properties.

Ab initio molecular dynamics study of liquid metals.

I am interested in studying the structure of liquid metals from first-principles. In particular, how the electronic structure determines the short range order in the liquid.

Previous work

During my M.Sc. thesis under the supervision of Prof. Guy Makov, I studied the short range order in liquid metals structure. While working with Prof. Makov I was also exposed to the fascinating field of computational physics.

As an undergraduate I worked with Prof. Amit Kohn on testing a methodology for imaging magnetic nanostructures in the TEM Lorentz mode.


Please visit my Google Scholar profile for the updated list of publications.