Izaak Fryer-Kanssen

Izaak Fryer-Kanssen

Project: Supporting Chemical Concepts with Mathematica

Izaak started his PhD at University College London (UCL) in 2013 before moving to join the excellent new Chemical Theory and Computation research section of Lancaster University’s reborn Chemistry department, and is now in his fourth year.

Izaak uses Density Functional Theory (DFT) and the Quantum Theory of Atoms-in-Molecules (QTAIM) to investigate complexes of the lanthanides and actinides, which are of interest to the nuclear fuel industry – specifically with regards to storage, remediation and reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel.

As a Londoner, it took Izaak some time to adapt to life in Lancaster – especially the lack of the Tube and the cheery greetings from the neighbours – but the city has grown on him, especially the view over to the Lake District on clearer days.


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