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Minaam Qamar

Doctoral Candidate

Group: Atomistic Simulation of Mechanical Behaviour
Department of Atomistic Modelling and Simulation

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
IC 02-729
Universitätsstr 150
44801 Bochum
Tel. +49 2534 32 26138
Email: Minaam Qamar

My mission:

Ab-initio tensile test of a Σ5(210) Ir grain boundary with a segregated H atom.

My research focusses on studying the relationship between atomic-scale and macro-scale properties of materials. This involves the use of atomistic and electronic simulation techniques, such as DFT, to explain and predict physical properties at the macro-scale.

Currently I am studying the anomalous brittle fracture behaviour of transition metal Ir by performing 'ab-initio tensile tests' on various structures of Ir and studying the relationship between its atomistic fracture mode and its fundamental bonding nature.

Research Interests:

Atomistic simulations of magnetism
Density functional theory
Bond order potentials

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Professional Experience

Since May 2019: Fellow of the International Max Planck Research School for Interface Controlled Materials for Energy Conversion (IMPRS-SurMat)


2015, M.Sc., Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi,India
2013, B.Sc., Physics, University of Delhi, India

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