# Venkat Kapil

Ph.D. from EPFL, Switzerland

Oppenheimer Research Fellow @ Department of Chemistry , University of Cambridge, UK

Sydney Harvey Junior Research Fellow @ Churchill College

I am a theoretical chemist and computational material scientist with expertise in

__machine learning__,__electronic structure__,__statistical mechanics__and__scientific programming__. I am interested in predicting the__phase-behaviour of bulk and confined systems__using machine-learning and first-principles methods. Traditionally, these approaches require very high computational effort or are computationally prohibitive for many systems. My work therefore encompasses__development__of__predictive__yet__computationally affordable techniques__for__crystal strcuture prediction__,__quantum vibrational spectra__, and__phase-diagram calculation__. I am currently applying these techniques to compute__phase-diagrams of nanoconfined water__in close collaboration with Angelos Michaelides 's group.

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## news

Nov 8, 2019 | Venkat Kapil is awarded the Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation. He will spend 18 months in the University of Cambridge as a Visiting Research Fellow and work in close collaboration with Angelos Michaelodes. |
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