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Skylaris Research Group

Karl Wilkinson

Karl Wilkinson

Karl Wilkinson obtained his degree in Chemistry at the University of Sheffield in 2005. He was awarded his PhD in Quantum Chemistry in 2008 at the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Dr. Anthony Meijer. His thesis work involved the investigation of the host-guest behavior of heterometallic metallomacrocycles using quantum mechanical methods.

He then joined Prof. Kevin Naidoo at the Scientific Computing Research Unit in the University of Cape Town until 2011 and where he undertook a project to port the GAMESS-UK software package to Graphical Processing Units (GPUs). During this time he also participated in a study of the reaction mechanism of Cellobiohydrolase 1, an enzyme with application in the development of second generation cellulosic biofuels.

His current research in the Skylaris group involves the acceleration of ONETEP using GPUs, the development of the QMMM functionality within ONETEP and further computational studies related to the development of biofuels.

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