Simon holds an MChem and a PhD in theoretical chemistry from the University of Manchester. His PhD focused on zero-field splitting of inorganic systems for use in single molecule magnets. He then worked on quantum embedding methods with Fred Manby, with applications to enyzme systems with Adrian Mulholland. His interests are in developing and coding electronic structure methods for application to chemically interesting systems. Simon is funded by EPSRC, in a project designed to apply accurate molecular dynamics methods to problems in gas-surface scattering and spectroscopy.
Dr. Simon Bennie’s website.