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Paul Jennings

  • PHD, MSc, BSc
  • Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Stanford University
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My main research interests are development of search techniques and their application for electrocatalytic problems. I have recently been focusing on the use of machine learning routines within a genetic algorithm to improve efficiency of finding candidates of interest. I focus on investigating nanoparticles for catalytic applications, particularly the consideration of structural and compositional effects on activity and stability. These studies are primarily performed with density functional theory calculations but benchmarking is done with empirical potentials.

Recent publications

  • Decoupling strain and ligand effects in ternary nanoparticles for improved ORR electrocatalysis

    • Jennings P
    • Lysgaard S
    • Hansen H
    • et al.
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  • DFT studies of oxygen dissociation on the 116-atom platinum truncated octahedron particle

    • Jennings P
    • Aleksandrov H
    • Neyman K
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Scholar

Stanford University

April 2016 - Present

Postdoctoral Researcher

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

April 2014 - March 2016(2 years)

Doctoral Researcher

University of Birmingham

November 2009 - November 2013(4 years)


Molecular Modelling MSc

Cardiff University

September 2008 - September 2009(a year)

Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

University of Glamorgan

September 2005 - July 2008(3 years)

Co-authors (49)

  • Ivailo Atanasov
  • Lucas Fernandez Seivane