Dr David Faux
Qualifications: BSc (Nottingham), MSc, PhD
Phone: Work: 01483 68 6792
Room no: 18 BC 04
David obtained a First Class Honours degree in Physics from Nottingham University, UK (awarded 2 academic prizes), a MSc in Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors from Birmingham University, UK and a PhD from Birmingham University, UK, in 1986. He then spent 2 years at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA supported by a NATO Fellowship. He was apponted as a Lecturer at the University of Surrey in 1988 and promoted to Reader in 2009. David was appointed Dean of Students in 2009.
David's is a theoretical/computational condensed matter physicist with current research interests focusing on molecular dynamics simulations of carbon nanotubes in fluids. One area of activity examines the behaviour of water in and around nanotubes with desalination and energy generation being possible applications of carbon nanotube technology.
David is an expert in molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulation methods. Current research focuses on fluid flow in nanostructures especially carbon nanotubes, techniques for the production of aligned nanotubes and the properties of graphene.
David's previous research interests focussed chiefly on the modelling of stress/strain and piezoelectric fields in semiconductor quantum wires and dots. Numerical procedures, Green's functions, fourier methods and atomistic simulations were used to determine the stress/strain fields which are of paramount importance in the determination of novel semiconductor device properties.
Research collaborations have been various. Currently, the main non-Surrey collaboration is with Professor Dunstan and his team at Queen Mary, University of London.
- 'Simulations of pressurised water flow through carbon nanotubes'. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1258, pp. 277-282. . (2010)
- 'Solvation pressure in a Lennard-Jones fluid by molecular dynamics simulation'. AMER PHYSICAL SOC PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 78 (5) Article number ARTN 054113 Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/303/
- 'Elastic interaction energy between a silicon interstitial and a carbon substitutional in a silicon crystal'. AMER PHYSICAL SOC PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 76 (20) Article number ARTN 205205 Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/386/
- 'Solvation pressure in ethanol by molecular dynamics simulations'. AMER PHYSICAL SOC PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 76 (10) Article number ARTN 104303 Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/324/
- 'Solvation pressure in chloroform'. AMER INST PHYSICS JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 124 (20) Article number ARTN 204506 doi: 10.1063/1.2199531Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/437/
- 'Derivation of built-in polarization potentials in nitride-based semiconductor quantum dots'. AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 72 (23) Article number ARTN 235318 Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/139/
- 'Calculation of electric field and optical transitions in InGaN/GaN quantum wells'. AMER INST PHYSICS JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 98 (7) Article number ARTN 073522 doi: 10.1063/1.2077843Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/343/
- 'Real-space Green's tensors for stress and strain in crystals with cubic anisotropy'. AMER INST PHYSICS JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 98 (3) Article number ARTN 033534 doi: 10.1063/1.1990266Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/238/
- 'Solvation pressure as real pressure: I. Ethanol and starch under negative pressure'. IOP PUBLISHING LTD JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, 15 (10) Article number PII S0953-8984(03)40026-X , pp. 1577-1584. . (2003)
- 'Effective elastic stiffnesses of InAs under uniform strain'. AMER INST PHYSICS JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 92 (6), pp. 3027-3033.doi: 10.1063/1.1500421
- 'Lateral drying in thick films of waterborne colloidal particles'. AMER CHEMICAL SOC LANGMUIR, 17 (11), pp. 3202-3207.doi: 10.1021/la001590h
- 'Green's tensors for anisotropic elasticity: Application to quantum dots'. AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 62 (8), pp. R4798-R4801. . (2000)
- 'Analytical solutions for strain in pyramidal quantum dots'. AMER INST PHYSICS JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 88 (2), pp. 730-736.doi: 10.1063/1.373729
- 'Molecular dynamics studies of hydrated zeolite 4A'. AMER CHEMICAL SOC JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 103 (37), pp. 7803-7808.doi: 10.1021/jp9907600
- 'Strain distributions in quantum dots of arbitrary shape'. AMER INST PHYSICS JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 86 (1), pp. 297-305.doi: 10.1063/1.370728
- 'Molecular dynamics studies of sodium diffusion in hydrated Na+-zeolite-4A'. AMER CHEMICAL SOC JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 102 (52), pp. 10658-10662.doi: 10.1021/jp981801f
- 'A novel high pressure tool: the solvation pressure of liquids'. IOP PUBLISHING LTD JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, Bordeaux, FRANCE: International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology 16 (14), pp. S1181-S1186. . (2004)
- 'Surface integral determination of built-in electric fields and analysis of exciton binding energies in nitride-based quantum dots'. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV PHYSICA E-LOW-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS & NANOSTRUCTURES, Nara, JAPAN: 11th International Conference on Modulated Semiconductor Structures (MSS11) 21 (2-4), pp. 358-362. . (2004)
- 'Negative effective pressures in liquid mixtures'. TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD HIGH PRESSURE RESEARCH, UNIV EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND: 40th Meeting of the European-High-Pressure-Research-Group (EHPRG) 23 (3), pp. 205-209. . (2003)
- 'On the elastic properties of InAs under hydrostatic pressure'. WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC RESEARCH, UNIV SURREY, GUILDFORD, ENGLAND: 10th International Conference on High Pressures in Semiconductor Physics (HPSP-X) 235 (2), pp. 437-440. . (2003)
Level HE2, Mathematics and Quantum Physics (core module) and Level HE3 Financial Derivatives (optional).
David's primary administrative duties are related to his role as Dean of Students which occupies 70% time.
In addition, David is Physics with Finance programme Director and the Faculty's Widening Access representative.