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The Hub is operated through the partnership of eight of the UK’s leading universities (UCL, Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London, Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Kent, King’s College London, the University of Southampton, the University of Oxford, and OCF Plc. It is governed by a Management Board comprised of academics from the partner institutions, representatives from UCL’s research computing group (who run the Thomas facility), representatives from a Hub User Panel, and representatives from UKCP, MCC, ARCHER/EPCC, and EPSRC.

The Management board meets termly and aims to ensure that:

  • the Hub operates effectively & fulfills HPC, training and community-building objectives through strategic leadership & oversight
  • reports are run on usage from the RCG that runs the facility, and from the Hub User Panel
  • the scheduling policy is fair, flexible and appropriate to the scientific objectives & partner contributions
  • the Hub meets the needs of the user community
  • external advice and review is sought
  • the Hub is widely promoted

Board Members

  • Angelos Michaelides (Chair)       UCL
  • George Booth                                 Kings College London
  • Arash Mostofi                                Imperial College London
  • Peter Maccallum                           UCL
  • Heather Kelly                                 UCL
  • Martin Dove                                   Queen Mary University of London
  • Simon Cox                                       The University of Southampton
  • Chris Kriton-Skylaris                    The University of Southampton
  • Chris Pickard                                  The University of Cambridge
  • Jonathan Doye                               The University of Oxford
  • Matt Probert                                  The University of York (representing UKCP)
  • Georgina Ellis                                OCF
  • Scott Woodley                                UCL (representing MCC)
  • Maria Alfredsson                          The University of Kent
  • Elton Santos                                   Queen’s University Belfast


For access related inquiries please see our access page, and for service related queries please contact Heather Kelly. For all other general inquiries please email the Thomas Young Centre Administrator.

Acknowledging the use of Thomas in publications
All work arising from this facility should be properly acknowledged in presentations and papers with the following text: “We are grateful to the UK Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub for computational resources, which is partially funded by EPSRC (EP/P020194/1)”