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 applying multiconfigurational quantum chemistry calculations to study photodissociation phenomena as well as applying Density-Functional Theory calculations to study molecular systems linked to health and disease.

Research interests

My research involves constructing atomistic models of bacterial biofilm extracellular matrix (ECM) components and performing quantum chemical calculations, based on Density-Functional Theory (DFT), to calculate molecular properties, experimental observables and structural-chemical aspects of these systems. The primary objective of my research is to understand, at the atomic scale, molecular interactions that govern molecular movement throughout ECM architecture.






  • MChem (1st class, Hons)