Meet the Team

Zacros is being developed by Michail Stamatakis and the UCL Research Software Development Team.

Michail Stamatakis joined University College London in August 2012. He obtained his PhD from Rice University (Houston, TX, USA) under the advising of Prof. Kyriacos Zygourakis, and performed post-doctoral research at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE, USA) in the group of Prof. Dionisios G. Vlachos. His research interests revolve around the development and application of stochastic multiscale methods for understanding complex systems, and solving practical Engineering problems. Computational Catalysis and Materials Science are his main research fields, motivated by the timeliness thereof in tacking challenges related to the economic manufacturing of materials and sustainable process development.

The UCL Research Software Development Team is part of the Research IT Services (RITS) Department within the UCL Information Services Division. The team collaborates with UCL researchers in the development and maintenance of scientific software, and offers advice, consultation and training on software engineering.

James Hetherington is the leader of the RSDT and a research software developer, combining the skills and experience of a computational scientist with those of a professional software engineer. He works with researchers to produce maintainable, usable, well-tested research software. Mayeul d'Avezac is a research software developer and a specialist in computational physics with a PhD from Universite Paris VI. Prior to joining RITS in 2013, he worked as a staff scientist at the USA National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado (2007-2012). Jens Hedegaard Nielsen is a research software developer with a PhD in Physics from the University of Aarhus, where he also carried out research in Optical and Molecular Physics, developing simulation and modelling software and multithreaded software for experimental data acquisition and analysis.

Development Efforts

Zacros is already used by numerous researchers for the kinetic modelling of heterogeneous catalytic systems and more. Our team strives to deliver user-friendly, professional quality software that can efficiently carry out demanding simulations. Here you can learn about our ongoing development projects and our future plans about Zacros.

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Past Projects

Our previous development efforts have incorporated a set of unique features into Zacros, for the convenient modelling of complex reaction kinetics encountered in realistic catalytic materials. The package was commercialised by UCL Business and was first released in Oct. 2013, after a long history of development. Information about completed projects is shown here.

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