# Jacek DziedzicUniversity of Southampton · Division of Chemistry

Jacek Dziedzic

PhD

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Introduction

My main research interests: (1) linear-scaling density functional theory, (2) QM/MM, particularly with DFT and polarisable force fields, (3) implicit solvation methods, particularly in the context of DFT, (4) Hartree-Fock exchange and hybrid functionals, (5) molecular dynamics.
I am one of the main developers of ONETEP (a linear-scalnig DFT code).
In my spare time I enjoy playing guitar, reading and music.

Additional affiliations

November 2016 - present

**University of Southampton**

Position

- Research Associate

October 2012 - present

October 2009 - November 2016

Education

October 2002 - September 2009

October 1997 - September 2002

## Publications

Publications (46)

We present an implicit solvent model for ab initio electronic structure
calculations which is fully self-consistent and is based on direct solution of
the nonhomogeneous Poisson equation. The solute cavity is naturally defined in
terms of an isosurface of the electronic density according to the formula of
Fattebert and Gygi (J. Comp. Chem. 23, 6 (2...

We present a method for the calculation of four-centre two-electron repulsion integrals in terms of localised non-orthogonal generalised Wannier functions (NGWFs). Our method has been implemented in the ONETEP program and is used to compute the Hartree-Fock exchange energy component of Hartree-Fock and Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations w...

We report on the structure and mass transport properties of liquid Al–Cu alloys predicted by two recently-developed empirical many-body potentials: MEAM (Jelinek et al., 2012) and EAM-ADP (Apostol and Mishin, 2011), and by the well-known Gupta potential. Total and partial pair correlation functions, angular distribution functions, densities, coordi...

We extend our recently developed quantum-mechanical/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) approach [Dziedzic et al., J. Chem. Phys. 145, 124106 (2016)] to enable in situ optimization of the localized orbitals. The quantum subsystem is described with onetep linear-scaling density functional theory and the classical subsystem - with the AMOEBA polarizable forc...

We present an overview of the onetep program for linear-scaling density functional theory (DFT) calculations with large basis set (plane-wave) accuracy on parallel computers. The DFT energy is computed from the density matrix, which is constructed from spatially localized orbitals we call Non-orthogonal Generalized Wannier Functions (NGWFs), expres...

Graphite nanoparticles are important in energy materials applications such as lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), supercapacitors and as catalyst supports. Tuning the work function of the nanoparticles allows local control of lithiation...

Li plating on the anode is a side reaction in Li-ion batteries which competes with Li intercalation and leads to loss of capacity. Growth of Li clusters into dendrites is...

This work presents extensive theoretical studies focused on the mixed ion-electron transport in cubic strontium titanate (STO). A new approach to the description of this difficult system was developed within the framework of linear-scaling Kohn–Sham density functional theory, as realized in the ONETEP program. The description we present is free of...

Li nucleation on graphite anode probed using large-scale grand-canonical density functional theory simulations in electrolyte environment under applied voltage in Li-ion batteries.

We extend our linear-scaling approach for the calculation of Hartree-Fock exchange energy using localized, in-situ-optimized orbitals to leverage massive parallelism. Our approach has been implemented in the ONETEP density functional theory framework, which employs a~basis of non-orthogonal generalized Wannier Functions (NGWFs) to achieve linear sc...

Lithium metal plating is a critical safety issue in Li-ion cells with graphite anodes, and contributes significantly to ageing, drastically limiting the lifetime and inducing capacity loss. Nonetheless, the nucleation mechanism of metallic Li on graphite anodes is still poorly understood. But in-depth understanding is needed to rationally design mi...

Progress in electrochemical technologies, such as automotive batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells, depends greatly on developing improved charged interfaces between electrodes and electrolytes. The rational development of such interfaces can benefit from the atomistic understanding of the materials involved by first-principles quantum mechani...

Density functional theory (DFT) is often used for simulating extended materials such as infinite crystals or surfaces, under periodic boundary conditions (PBCs). In such calculations, when the simulation cell has non-zero charge, electrical neutrality has to be imposed, and this is often done via a uniform background charge of opposite sign (“jelli...

Density functional theory (DFT) is often used for simulating extended materials such as infinite crystals or surfaces, under periodic boundary conditions (PBCs). In such calculations, when the simulation cell has non-zero charge, electrical neutrality has to be imposed and this is often done via a uniform background charge of opposite sign (`jelliu...

Preorganization of large, directionally oriented, electric fields inside protein active sites has been proposed as a crucial contributor to catalytic mechanism in many enzymes, and may be efficiently investigated at the atomistic level with molecular dynamics simulations. Here we evaluate the ability of the AMOEBA polarizable force field, as well a...

We present the implementation of a hybrid continuum-atomistic model for including the effects of surrounding electrolyte in large-scale density functional theory (DFT) calculations within the ONETEP linear-scaling DFT code, which allows the simulation of large complex systems such as electrochemical interfaces. The model represents the electrolyte...

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Preorganization of large, directionally oriented, electric fields inside protein active sites has been proposed as a crucial contributor to catalytic mechanism in many enzymes, and may be efficiently investigated at the atomistic level with molecular dynamics simulations. Here we evaluate the ability of the AMOEBA polarizable force field, as...

We present the implementation of a hybrid continuum-atomistic model for including the effects of surrounding electrolyte in large-scale density functional theory (DFT) calculations within the ONETEP linear-scaling DFT code, which allows the simulation of large complex systems such as electrochemical interfaces. The model represents the electrolyte...

The presence of icosahedral ordering in liquid copper at temperatures close to the melting point is now wellestablished both experimentally and through computer simulation. However, a more elaborate analysis of local icosahedral and icosahedron-like structures, together with a system for classifying such structures based on some measure of “icosahe...

The solution of the Poisson equation is a crucial step in electronic structure calculations, yielding the electrostatic potential—a key component of the quantum mechanical Hamiltonian. In recent decades, theoretical advances and increases in computer performance have made it possible to simulate the electronic structure of extended systems in compl...

We present a method for computing excitation energies for molecules in solvent, based on the combination of a minimal parameter implicit solvent model and the equation-of-motion coupled-cluster singles and doubles method (EOM-CCSD). In this method, the solvent medium is represented by a smoothly varying dielectric function, constructed directly fro...

Implicit solvent models provide a simple, yet accurate means to incorporate solvent effects into electronic structure calculations. Such models avoid the computational expense of explicitly modelling solvent molecules by representing the solvent implicitly, for example as a polarizable dielectric medium. In this report, we describe the implementati...

The importance of incorporating solvent polarization effects into the modeling of solvation processes has been well-recognized, and therefore a new generation of hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) approaches that accounts for this effect is desirable. We present a fully self-consistent, mutually polarizable QM/MM scheme using the...

Iterative energy minimization with the aim of achieving self-consistency is a common feature of Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics (BOMD) and classical molecular dynamics with polarizable force fields. In the former, the electronic degrees of freedom are optimized, while the latter often involves an iterative determination of induced point dipoles...

Statistical block copolymers, composed of donor (D) and acceptor (A) blocks, are a novel type of material for organic photovoltaics (OPVs) devices. In particular a new series of polymers based on PBTZT-stat-BDTT-8, recently developed by Merck, offers high solubility in different solvents, and a high power conversion efficiency (PCE) in different de...

We present a novel quantum mechanical/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) approach in which a quantum subsystem is coupled to a classical subsystem described by the AMOEBA polarizable force field. Our approach permits mutual polarization between the QM and MM subsystems, effected through multipolar electrostatics. Self-consistency is achieved for both the...

Central-force decompositions are fundamental to the calculation of stress fields in atomic systems by means of Hardy stress. We derive expressions for a central-force decomposition of the spline-based modified embedded atom method (s-MEAM) potential. The expressions are subsequently simplified to a form that can be readily used in molecular-dynamic...

Linear‐scaling density functional theory simulation of methylated imogolite nanotubes (NTs) elucidates the interplay between wall‐polarization, bands separation, charge‐transfer excitation, and tunable electrostatics inside and outside the NT‐cavity. The results suggest that integration of polarization‐enhanced selective photocatalysis and chemical...

Advanced potential energy surfaces are defined as theoretical models that explicitly include many-body effects that transcend the standard fixed-charge, pairwise-additive paradigm typically used in molecular simulation. However, several factors relating to their software implementation have precluded their widespread use in condensed-phase simulati...

We report a linear-scaling density functional theory (DFT) study of the structure, wall-polarization absolute band-alignment and optical absorption of several, recently synthesized, open-ended imogolite (Imo) nanotubes (NTs), namely single-walled (SW) aluminosilicate (AlSi), SW aluminogermanate (AlGe), SW methylated aluminosilicate (AlSi-Me), and d...

We propose a novel, highly-efficient approach for the evaluation of bond-orientational order parameters (BOPs). Our approach exploits the properties of spherical harmonics and Wigner 3j-symbols to reduce the number of terms in the expressions for BOPs, and employs simultaneous interpolation of normalised associated Legendre polynomials and trigonom...

Density functional theory molecular dynamics (DFT-MD) provides an efficient framework for accurately computing several kinds of spectra. The major benefit of DFT-MD approaches lies in the ability to naturally take into account the effects of temperature and anharmonicity, without having to introduce any ad hoc or a posteriori corrections. Consequen...

AbsttractIn drug optimisation calculations, the Molecular Mechanics Poisson-Boltzmann Surface Area (MM-PBSA) method can be used to compute free energies of binding of ligands to proteins. The method involves the evaluation of the energy of configurations in an implicit solvent model. One source of errors is the force field used, which can potential...

Recently, variants of implicit solvation models for first principles electronic structure calculations based on a direct solution of the nonhomogeneous Poisson equation in real space have been developed. These implicit solvation models are very elegant from a physical point of view as the solute cavity is defined directly via isosurfaces of the ele...

We present a comparison of methods for treating the electrostatic interactions of finite, isolated systems within periodic boundary conditions (PBCs), within density functional theory (DFT), with particular emphasis on linear-scaling (LS) DFT. Often, PBCs are not physically realistic but are an unavoidable consequence of the choice of basis set and...

The learn-on-the-fly (LOTF) method [ G. Csànyi et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 93 175503 (2004)] serves to seamlessly embed quantum-mechanical computations within a molecular-dynamics framework by continual local retuning of the potential’s parameters so that it reproduces the quantum-mechanical forces. In its current formulation, it is suitable for system...

Speech recognition is a process of converting the acoustic signal into a set of words, whereas voice command recognition consists in the correct identification of voice commands, usually single words. Voice command recognition systems are widely used in the military, control systems, electronic devices, such as cellular phones, or by people with di...

Body impact-contact dynamics is a classical subject in mechanics. Most of the papers on the subject are based on a kinematical or impulse-exchange approach. In this paper a different approach has been adopted. It consists in assigning a constitutive description for the contact forces between the boundaries of bodies which get close to each other. I...

Molecular-dynamics (MD) simulations constitute an important tool in the study of nanoscale metallic systems, especially so in the face of the difficulties plaguing their experimental analysis. Main limitations of the MD method stem from the empirical nature of the potentials employed, their functional form which is postulated ad hoc, and its classi...

We present the results of molecular-dynamics simulations of repeated interactions of a realistically-shaped cutting edge with a model, infinitely hard grain. The model edge is composed of several hundred thousand atoms of an fcc metal treated with the Sutton–Chen potential, moving with a constant speed of 20ms−1. Plastic deformations appearing upon...

A tight-binding (TB) driven molecular-dynamics (MD) simulation of liquid gold in a periodic supercell was performed using our recently developed computer code. The structure of the obtained liquid is discussed and compared with the available empirical data and results of other simulations, in terms of pair correlation functions, angular distributio...

Cross-scaling simulations of nanoindentation of copper with an infinitely hard tool, em-ploying molecular dynamics concurrently augmented with tight-binding calculations, have been conducted for three crystal orientations of the workmaterial. The effect of introducing tight-binding into the calculation on the normal force experienced by the indente...

Ultra-precision machining of metals, the breaking of nanowires under tensile stress and fracture of nanoscale materials are examples of technologically important processes which are both extremely difficult and costly to investigate experimentally. We describe a multiscale method for the simulation of such systems in which the energetically active...

A liquid Ge0.25Si0.75 alloy was simulated by means of the molecular dynamics method, using the Stillinger–Weber potential. The influence of precise parametrization of the three-body term in the unlike-species interactions on the alloy structure was studied and found to be significant. Differences in the parameters of only a few percent have led to...

Germanate glasses containing oxides of heavy metals such as PbO, Bi2O3, have been studied for many years due to their interesting optical and electrical properties. We have investigated the structure of lead-germanate glasses using combined EXAFS (extended X-ray absorption fine structure) and MD (molecular dynamics) methods. We describe the local s...