James Adey

Contact Details

Present Address (until 10/2004)

Permanent Address

School of Physics
University of Exeter
Stocker Road
81 St Andrews Road
Phone: +44(0)1392 216520
Fax: +44(0)1392 264111
Phone: +44(0)20 85184066

Email: adey@excc.ex.ac.uk
Homepage: http://newton.ex.ac.uk/people/adey/

Personal Details

Gender: Male
Date of birth: 19 April 1980
Nationality: British


10/2001-presentPh.D. at the University of Exeter. Expected to complete October 2004.
Thesis title: Modelling of boron related point defects in silicon
Density functional calculations have been performed using large scale parallel supercomputers. The results have enabled the explanation of experimental observations on the atomic scale.
09/1998-09/2001 B.Sc. Theoretical Physics
University of Exeter
First class degree.
Valentines Sixth Form, Ilford, Essex
Mathematics (A), Chemistry (B), Physics (A).
Valentines High School, Ilford, Essex
11 G.C.S.E.'s gained including Mathematics (A*), Science (A*) and English (B).


ITI was involved in teaching Microsoft Office and MATLAB to undergraduates and have expanded my HTML skills by creating several webpages for conferences at Exeter. Programming in ANSI C was studied as part of my undergraduate degree and I have since learnt PERL. I have extensive experience using UNIX including in the environment of large scale parallel computers.
Team WorkActive discussions with both colleagues in Exeter and international collaborators have been an important part of my research where I have enjoyed working as part of a close research team.
CommunicationPresenting results at national and international conferences has accelerated the development of my public speaking skills. I am able to debate with collaborators and colleagues clearly and confidently.
Problem SolvingStrong problem solving skills mean I can analyse problems accurately and formulate a logical approach to their resolution.
OrganisationI manage my time and work well, prioritising tasks to enable meeting of deadlines. This has been demonstrated in my research and in the organisation of an international conference hosted by my research group as well as in previous work.

Previous Employment

1999 and 2000Summer work at the University of East London responsibilities included accurately inputting data as part of a team and producing transcripts of students' results after liaising with departments. I was responsible for the supervision of a small group of temps.
07/1999Summer work at D.E.G.W.. Working independently I maintained office supplies and equipment and supplied technical support.

Other jobs include work experience within the nuclear medicine department of a busy hospital and a long-term weekend job at a wholesale warehouse where duties included banking, picking orders and data entry.

Other Interests

I am a keen motorist enjoying driving and motorcycling. As an active member of both the Institute of Advanced Motorists and RoSPA Advanced Drivers Association I am involved in developing the skills of new members in preparation for their advanced driving test. I regularly enjoy many outdoor pursuits including mountain biking, dinghy sailing and fell-walking.


References are available on request.