Department of Physics


Senior Lecturer

Office: WH 3.41
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 384808 


Dr Simon Crampin 


Biographical Information

University of Bath 11/94-
Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge 07/93-10/94.

Research Associate, Theoretische Fysika, Katholiek Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 01/92-06/93.
Royal Society Leverhulme William and Mary Fellow, 01/91-12/92.
Research Associate, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, 10/89-12/90.
Ph.D. (Imperial College, London) 1989.
B.Sc. (Imperial College, London) 1986.

Research Interests

I mainly study the electronic structure of solids, especially at surfaces and interfaces where the reduction in translational symmetry gives rise to new physics. The research involves the development of theoretical and computational techniques, primarily Green function methods and variational embedding schemes which can properly and elegantly accommodate the awkward surface or interface boundary conditions. Much of my work is done in collaboration with experimentalists, where the challenge is to understand and interpret ongoing measurements.
Current work includes modeling scanning tunneling spectroscopy experiments probing surface electron dynamics, developing relativistic theories of embedding, modeling current flow through domain walls, and simulating electron-beam induced deposition.


Wu, Y., Ilie, A. and Crampin, S., 2017. Self-consistent charge and dipole density functional tight binding method and application to carbon-based systems. Computational Materials Science, 134, pp. 206-213.

Sloan, P., Rusimova, K., Lock, D. and Crampin, S., 2016. Initiating and imaging the coherent surface dynamics of charge carriers in real space. Nature Communications, 7, 12839.

Muller, M. M., Neel, N., Crampin, S. and Kroger, J., 2016. Lateral electron confinement with open boundaries:quantum well states above nanocavities at Pb(111). Physical Review Letters, 117 (13), 136803.

Wu, Y., Kazemi Sheikh Shabani, A., Crampin, S. and Ilie, A., 2016. Quantum Interference phenomena and electronic structure in defect-controlled graphene systems. In: Atomic structure of nanosystems from first-principles simulations and microscopy experiments (AS-SIMEX 2016), 2016-05-31 - 2016-06-02.

Potticary, J., Terry, L. R., Bell, C., Papanikolopoulos, A. N., Christianen, P. C. M., Engelkamp, H., Collins, A. M., Fontanesi, C., Kociok-köhn, G., Crampin, S., Da Como, E. and Hall, S. R., 2016. An unforeseen polymorph of coronene by the application of magnetic fields during crystal growth. Nature Communications, 7, 11555.

Wu, Y., Ilie, A. and Crampin, S., 2016. Self consistent charge and dipole density functional tight binding method and its application to carbon-based systems. In: Graphene 2016, 2016-04-19 - 2016-04-22, Porto Antico di Genova Centro Congressi.

Wolverson, D., Crampin, S., Kazemi, A. S., Ilie, A. and Bending, S. J., 2014. Raman spectra of monolayer, few-layer, and bulk ReSe2:An anisotropic layered semiconductor. ACS Nano, 8 (11), pp. 11154-11164.

Kazemi Sheikh Shabani, A., Crampin, S. and Ilie, A., 2013. Stacking-dependent superstructures at stepped armchair interfaces of bilayer/trilayer graphene. Applied Physics Letters, 102 (17), 163111.

Ilie, A., Crampin, S., Karlsson, L. and Wilson, M., 2012. Repair and stabilization in confined nanoscale systems: inorganic nanowires within single-walled carbon nanotubes. Nano Research, 5 (12), pp. 833-844.

Littlejohn, S., Crampin, S. and Nogaret, A., 2012. Negative differential resistance in a flexible graphite silicone composite. In: Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012, 2012-06-17 - 2012-06-20.

Jones, G. J., Kazemi, A., Crampin, S., Philips, M. and Ilie, A., 2012. Surface potential variations in graphene induced by nanostructured crystalline ionic substrates. Applied Physics Express, 5 (4), 045103.

Littlejohn, S., Nogaret, A. and Crampin, S., 2011. Tunneling negative differential resistance in a flexible active composite. Advanced Materials, 23 (25), pp. 2815-2818.

Ilie, A., Bendall, J. S., Nagaoka, K., Egger, S., Nakayama, T. and Crampin, S., 2011. Encapsulated inorganic nanostructures: A route to sizable modulated, noncovalent, on-tube potentials in carbon nanotubes. ACS Nano, 5 (4), pp. 2559-2569.

Amthong, A. and Crampin, S., 2011. Magnetic templating by superconducting films, disks and rings. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 286 (1), 012021.

James, M. and Crampin, S., 2010. Relativistic embedding method: the transfer matrix, complex band structures, transport, and surface calculations. Physical Review B, 81 (15), 155439.

Burbridge, D. J., Crampin, S., Viau, G. and Gordeev, S. N., 2010. Selected immobilization of individual nanoparticles by spot-exposure electron-beam-induced deposition. Nanotechnology, 21 (4), 045302.

Burbridge, D. J., Crampin, S., Viau, G. and Gordeev, S. N., 2008. Strategies for the immobilization of nanoparticles using electron beam induced deposition. Nanotechnology, 19 (44), 445302.

Smith, L. C., Davies, J. J., Wolverson, D., Crampin, S., Cox, R. T., Cibert, J., Mariette, H., Kochereshko, V. P., Wiater, M., Karczewski, G. and Wojtowicz, T., 2008. Motion-dependent magnetic properties of excitons in CdTe. Physical Review B, 78 (8), 085204.

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