Hugh Burton


My goal is to develop theoretical and computational methods to accurately predict ground- and excited-state electronic properties in molecules with strong electron coupling.

My work investigates the mathematical properties of electronic structure methods in regimes where they currently break down, allowing us to design new methods to accurately predict the properties of electrons in molecules. I am particularly interested in understanding how multiple solutions to electronic structure approximations can be exploited to describe chemical systems where conventional techniques fail, such as excited-state chemistry or when a chemical bond is broken. You can find out more about my research interests and publications throughout this site.

I am currently the Kim and Julianna Silverman Research Fellow at Downing College, University of Cambridge and an early-career researcher in the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry. Please get in touch if you have any questions about my work or ideas about collaborative research using hgaburton [at] gmail [dot] com.