Welcome to my personal website. My name is David Mora Fonz and I started my career as a Chemical Engineer at UJAT, Mexico. Recently, I received my PhD in Computational Chemistry at University College London (UCL), having worked under the supervision of Prof Richard Catlow. Currently, I am working as Research Associate in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCL as part of the group of Prof Alexander Shluger .
My main research interests and expertise can be summarised under the headings of (hybrid) DFT, interatomic potentials (IP), metal oxides, surface science, catalysis and global optimisation methods. During my PhD, my particular interest was directed at the clean and defective surfaces of metal oxides and their interaction with supported nanoparticles for catalytic purposes. Please, read more here.
Among my hobbies, I can count technology, music, reading and travelling. In my younger days, I used to play chess professionally in Mexico. Now, chess has been added to my hobby list, too.
This website is dedicated mainly to my research work but also to my hobbies and experiences. If you would like to get in touch, please do not hesitate to contact me.