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About Matt Watkins

Matt Watkins is a Reader (Associate Professor) in the School of Mathematics and Physics. Matt’s research focus is on developing tools and protocols to model interfaces of electrolytes and solids, applied to areas like microelectronics and electrochemistry. In April 2015 he joined the new school of Mathematics and Physics at Lincoln.

Department Responsibilities

Senior and Admissions tutor for Physics School representative on the University ethics committee


  • PhD — University of London, 2005
  • MChem — University of Oxford, 1999


Visiting researcher at University College London Adjunct research fellow at Curtin University, Western Australia

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Research Interests

  • Atomistic simulation

  • Electrochemistry

  • Energy

  • Scanning probes

  • Solid-liquid interfaces

Research Projects

  • Materials Chemistry Consortium — EPSRC in 2018
  • SAINT: Surface and Interface Toolkit for the MCC — EPSRC in 2017
  • CP2K—- Electron Transport based on Non-Equilibrium-Green’s-Functions Method — ARCHER (EPSRC) in 2016
  • Local Excitement in CP2K — ARCHER (EPSRC) in 2015
  • Imaging defects at atomic resolution via state-of-the-art atomic force microscopy and petascale simulations — Australian Research Council in 2014
  • CP2K-UK — EPSRC in 2013

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Module Responsibilities

  • Module coordinator - PHY2001M Condensed Matter Physics — 2016 to Present
  • Module co-coordinator - MTH3007M Numerical Methods — 2017 to Present
  • Module co-coordinator - PHY9007M Molecular Modelling — 2018 to Present
  • Module coordinator - MTH1005M Probability and Statistics — 2015 to 2018