David Logan is Coulson Professor of theoretical chemistry at Oxford University, and a Fellow of University College. He took both his undergraduate degree (in natural sciences) and Doctorate in theoretical chemistry (1982) from Trinity College, Cambridge University. Following postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois, he returned to Cambridge as a Research Fellow of Christ's College. In 1986, he was appointed as a University Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Oxford, and a Fellow of Balliol College. He spent 1996 as a staff member in the Theoretical Physics group at the Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, and in the same year was appointed a Professor of chemistry at Oxford. He was appointed to the Coulson Chair at Oxford in 2005. Logan has received the Tilden Lectureship (2007-2008), the Corday-Morgan Medal (1994), and the Marlow Medal (1990) from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Logan's research interests straddle theoretical chemistry and physics, and centre on quantum condensed matter theory, notably the electronic and magnetic properties of systems influenced by strong electron interactions and/or disorder. This includes both solid state phenomena and the areas of mesoscopic and nanoscale systems such as quantum dots and molecular electronic devices.
Biography Updated on 20 February 2008