Oliver Hills

Oliver Hills


I am a second year PhD student in the Computational Chemistry, Biomaterials and Interfaces modelling group. My skills lie primarily in theoretical/computational chemistry. I have experience in multiconfigurational quantum chemistry and the simulation of photodissociation phenomena as well as Density-Functional Theory calculations applied to molecular systems linked to health and disease.

Research interests

My research involves the application of quantum chemical calculations, based on Density-Functional Theory (DFT), to study the structure and chemistry of bacterial biofilm extracellular matrix (ECM) components. In particular, my research interests include:

  • Constructing molecular models of bacterial biofilm extracellular matrices.
  • Elucidating matrix-molecule interactions in search of given molecular functionality that aids in deeper penetration into the ECM.






  • MChem (1st class, Hons)