Prof. Jonathan YATES is a developer of the CASTEP code, based at the Department of Materials, University of Oxford. He has a particular interest in developing electronic structure methods to interpret experimental spectroscopy. He is responsible for the NMR and EELS functionality in CASTEP.
Phil HASNIP is an author of the CASTEP code and a Research Software Engineer Fellow in the Physics Department of the University of York (UK). His particular specialism is in developing and optimising new methods to solve the Kohn-Sham equations efficiently in software, and he has a keen interest in making scientific software as usable, efficient and reliable as possible. Phil's current scientific research interests include using CASTEP to model and design thermoelectric materials, for efficient conversion of waste heat into electricity.
Prof Stewart CLARK is an author of the CASTEP code and works in the Physics Department of Durham University (UK). In particular, he works on theoretical and computational developments in electronic structure methods to improve accuracy and broaden the applicability of the methods to a wide range of scientific disciplines. He is currently applying the methods to a number of interesting materials science problems in semiconductor physics, magnetism, light emission and quantum computing materials.