Dr Miguel Martinez-Canales

Chancellor's Fellow

School of Physics and Astronomy

Research Interests 

My research has been centered around First-Principles calculations in Condensed Matter Physics.  More concretely, the systems I've studied can mostly be classified as crystalline solids.  In that still large area, my publications have dealt with the following topics:


  • Electronic and structural properties of Group IV metallic Hydrides
  • Structure prediction by means of random structure sampling
  • Prediction of stable and metastable stoichiometries of compounds and alloys
  • Materials science at pressures beyond 1 TPa

Email Address 


Room 2420, School of Physics and Astronomy University of Edinburgh James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD


+44 (0)131 650 5680