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Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

Department of Physics

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Bartomeu Monserrat

Dr Bartomeu Monserrat

Winton Advanced Research Fellow

Theory of Condensed Matter Group


Bartomeu received his undergraduate MSci Physics Degree from Imperial College London in 2011, and his PhD Degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge in 2015. He has held a Henslow Research Fellowship at Robinson College since 2014, and spent 2015-2017 at Rutgers University on a postdoctoral fellowship. Since 2018, he leads an independent research group at the University of Cambridge as a Winton Advanced Research Fellow.  

Research Interests

Bartomeu develops quantum mechanical methods to theoretically study material properties. Areas of current interest include the optoelectronic properties of solar cells and transparent conductors, the properties of topological materials, and the physics of matter under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature.

Key Publications

  1. Strong coupling superconductivity in incommensurate host-guest structure of high-pressure bismuthP. Brown, K. Semeniuk, D. Wang, B. Monserrat, C.J. Pickard, F.M. Grosche, Science Advances 4, eaao4793 (2018)
  2. Antiferroelectric topological insulators in orthorhombic AMgBi compounds (A=Li, Na, K). B. Monserrat, J.W. Bennett, K.M. Rabe, D. Vanderbilt, Physical Review Letters 119, 036802 (2017)
  3. Temperature dependence of the energy levels of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite from first principles. W.A. Saidi, S. Ponce, and B. Monserrat, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7, 5247 (2016)
  4. Temperature effects in the band structure of topological insulators. B. Monserrat and D. Vanderbilt, Physical Review Letters 117, 226801 (2016)