The conference will run from Wed 11th - Fri 13th April 2018 at the University of Strathclyde.

A training day for PhD students and early career researchers will be held on day 1, followed by 2 days of contributed, poster and invited presentation.

The lectures will be given by:

Matt Probert (University of York), "Ab Initio modelling of structural and electronic properties of semiconductors"

Ben Hourahine (University of Strathclyde), "Empirical and semi-empirical quantum mechanical methods for semiconductor modelling"

Feliciano Giustino (University of Oxford, UK), "Introduction to GW: beyond density functional theory"

Jacky Even (CNRS Rennes, France), "Theory of Semiconducting Halide Perovskites"

Urs Aeberhard (Forschungszentrum, Julich, Germany), "Theory of Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions and transport in semiconductor devices"

The introductory day (11th April) is a training event intended specifically for PhD students at the beginning of their studies, with high level lectures on the most used methodologies in the field.

Topics for contribution include:
  - Application of Density Functional Theory
  - Tight Binding, Pseudopotential and Effective Mass Models for Electronic Structure
  - Empirical Potential Methods for Calculation of Structural Properties
  - Multi-scale Approaches
  - Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors
  - 2-D Semiconducting Systems
  - Photonic Structures and Open Systems
  - Optical and Transport Properties of Quantum Nanostructures including Colloids and Nanotubes
  - Plasmonics
  - Electronic and Photonic Devices
  - System demands and applications

Invited Speakers Include

David Bowler (University College London), " Linear Scaling DFT"

Thomas Heine (University of Leipzig), "Quantum confinement effects in 2D semiconductors"

Chris-Kriton Skylaris (University of Southhampton), TBA

Patrick Briddon (University of Newcastle), TBA

Jesper Moerk (Technical University of Denmark), TBA