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Dr John Morgan

Dr John Morgan

Dr John Morgan is a College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Chemistry at Magdalene.

My work in the chemistry department relates to the use of a set of methods known as the energy landscapes approach, to create computational models to explore the important stable structures and pathways available to a system. The methods are broadly applicable and I have worked on atomic clusters, colloidal systems, virus particles and even machine learning landscapes.

I have developed a broad interest in teaching, including supervising for several colleges, running the third year chemistry computational exercises class and instructing other academics on the use of our group software. I am currently a Director of Studies in chemistry.


PhD in Computational Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

MSci, University of Cambridge

Selected Publications

The alchemical energy landscape for a pentameric cluster
JWR Morgan, SC Glotzer – Journal of Chemical Physics (2020) 152, 014106
DOI: 10.1063/1.5130030

Morphological analysis of chiral rod clusters from a coarse-grained single-site chiral potential
BJ Sutherland, SW Olesen, H Kusumaatmaja, JWR Morgan, DJ Wales – Soft matter (2019) 15, 8147
DOI: 10.1039/c9sm01343a

Properties of kinetic transition networks for atomic clusters and glassy solids.
JWR Morgan, D Mehta, DJ Wales – Phys Chem Chem Phys (2017) 19, 25498
DOI: 10.1039/c7cp03346j

Potential energy landscapes of tetragonal pyramid molecules
Y Yoshida, H Sato, JWR Morgan, DJ Wales – Chemical Physics Letters (2016) 664, 5
DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2016.09.058

Dynamical properties of two- and three-dimensional colloidal clusters of six particles.
B Fačkovec, JWR Morgan, DJ Wales – Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2016) 18, 12725
DOI: 10.1039/c6cp00677a

Response to "comment on 'Exploring the potential energy landscape of the Thomson problem via Newton homotopies"' [J. Chem. Phys. 143, 247101 (2015)]
D Mehta, T Chen, JWR Morgan, DJ Wales – Journal of Chemical Physics (2015) 143,  247102
DOI: 10.1063/1.4939011

Exploring the potential energy landscape of the Thomson problem via Newton homotopies
D Mehta, T Chen, JWR Morgan, DJ Wales – The Journal of Chemical Physics (2015) 142, 194113
DOI: 10.1063/1.4921163

Energy landscapes of planar colloidal clusters.
JWR Morgan, DJ Wales – Nanoscale (2014) 6, 10717
DOI: 10.1039/c4nr02670e

Designing a Bernal spiral from patchy colloids.
JWR Morgan, D Chakrabarti, N Dorsaz, DJ Wales – ACS nano (2013) 7, 1246
DOI: 10.1021/nn304677t