Dr Venkat Kapil
Theoretical Chemistry and Materials Science
Venkat Kapil is a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge with expertise in simulating the quantum mechanics of complex materials using atomistic simulations. Venkat studied Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, and received a 5-year Integrated M.Sc. He pursued a Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and developed efficient methods that enable routine treatment of the quantum mechanics of atoms. Subsequently, he was awarded an Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation to predict the phase stabilities of technologically relevant molecular systems using atomistic simulations and machine learning, at the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. His current research focuses on understanding the phase behavior of nanoconfined water to develop new technologies.