Spotlight on Post Doc Richard Gowers

Post Doc Richard Gowers

Richard Gowers was born in Market Harborough, England.  He received his MEng in Chemical Engineering with Chemistry from the University of Manchester in 2012 and subsequently earned his PhD from the University of Manchester in 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Paola Carbone.

His research interests are centred around using molecular simulation techniques to solve problems in chemistry and engineering.  He enjoys developing research software and is a lead developer of the MDAnalysis Python package.  In April 2018, Richard joined the Chapman Group where he will work on combining computational chemistry and machine learning to develop new materials.

Outside of University, he enjoys reading history, playing chess and biking.  His favourite film is The Fall and his favourite book is Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel.