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Dr Clarence Matthai

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

School of Physics and Astronomy

Queen's Buildings - West Building Extension, Room WX/1.07, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA


Year 1 tutor
Member of Course committee
Exam Panel
Staff-student committee


Research interests

My current research is focussed on non-linear dynamical systems, modelling bio-polymers and phase transitions in condensed matter. Before that I had worked on electronic structure calculations of semiconductor surfaces and interfaces; atomic modelling of surface diffusion and growth; simulation of Reflection Anisotropy Spectra and Scanning Tunnelling Microscope images.


My teaching duties include:
PX1121 - Mechanics and Matter
PX3141 - Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Tutorials for 1st and 2nd year students
Project supervison (3rd and 4th year).


I read Physics at Imperial College and got my DPhil from Oxford University. I have been at Cardiff since 1984.