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Dr Daniel Roach
Dr Daniel Roach
postal addressSchool of Computing, Science & Engineering, Materials & Physics Research Centre, Room 107a, Maxwell Building, University of Salford, Salford, UK, M5 4WT.
email addressd.roach@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44 (0)161 295 6448
website addresshttp://www.cse.salford.ac.uk/research/matphys
Key Memberships
From December 2008 to December 2014.
Full Member of Research Centre: Materials & Physics Research Centre
From October 2009 to December 2014.
Profile Summary

Dr Roach's primary research interest is the application of inelastic neutron scattering to the characterisation of technologically important materials, with a special interest in nano-carbons and graphitic materials. He is responsible for the development of the 'Scatter' functionality within the GULP software; this functionality allows GULP users to generate simulated coherent, incoherent and total inelastic scattering function from lattice models, using both semi-empirical and DFT-based potentials.

Specific research interests include:

* The analysis and interpretation of inelastic neutron scattering data, especially poly-CINS data.

* Modelling and dynamics of a wide range of technologically important nano-materials.

* The study of hydrogen storage materials.

Dr Roach is Researcher Co-Investigator (with Prof. Keith Ross as PI) on two EPSRC funded projects in which he shares responsibility; the 3-year, £360k EP/G049130 (The dynamics of nanomaterials and light metal deuterides studied by means of coherent inelastic neutron scattering measurements and model simulations) and the new major £1.25m, 3 year consortium project EP/I003312 (Fundamentals of Current and Future uses of Nuclear Graphite), working with scientists and engineers from Manchester, Salford, Sussex, Leeds and Nottingham Univeristies.

Key Qualifications
1998
2006
Thesis title: "Computational Investigations of Polycrystalline Systems using Inelastic Neutron Scattering Techniques"
Key Projects
2010
Mar
Fundamentals of Current and Future Uses of Nuclear Graphite
EPSRC, ú384,556.00.
Principal Investigator: K Ross (35%). Co-Investigators: J Hinks (15%), S Donnelly (35%), D Roach (15%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Book Sections
Computer Programmes/ Software
Meeting Abstracts
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Poster Presentations
Thesis
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2013
Jul

Currently the only available methods of investigating the dynamics of nanomaterials are more or less limited to IR and Raman and density of states measurements using incoherent inelastic scattering. We have developed a methodol... more >>.

2012
Sep
2009
May
2009
Apr
2008
Jun
(Poster)
2008
May
(Poster)
2007
Jan
Oral presentation of the software approaches used to model poly-CINS data from Lattice dynamical models
2006
Jan
Oral presentation of poly-CINS data modelling methods
Invited Papers and Lectures
2009
Apr
Participant in the small group of neutron scattering software development collaboration meeting
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2009
Mar
Awarded a place on the Interdisciplinary Collaboration Workshop run by NESTA, Crucible 2009. This programme runs for a year and provides workshops aimed at encouraging promising early career researchers to collaborate across disc... more >>.
Other Research Activity
2009
May
Currently collaborating with Dr J Brandon Keith at the Keck Laboratory, California Institute of Technology in the analysis and interpretation of complex inelastic neutron scattering data-sets.