Attendees at the meeting (Photo: Stuart Robinson, Sussex University)

A write-up of the event is on the Sussex University Website

12th June 2019, Arts A1 Building, Sussex University, Falmer, Brighton

Malcolm and Molly

This one day event was a celebration of Professor Malcolm Heggie‘s scientific achievements and influence, notably in the field of atomistic simulations of carbon materials. Malcolm passed away in January 2019 at the age of 63.  The meeting included scientific presentations from colleagues and friends from around the world, exploring point defects, dislocations, mechanical properties and other aspects of atomistic simulations of carbon and related materials, and was opened by his daughter Laura.  There was also scientific posters during lunch and coffee.

The meeting was held at Sussex University where Malcolm spent a large part of his scientific career.

Invited Speakers

Patrick Briddon, Department of Engineering, Newcastle University
Chris Ewels, Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel, Nantes, France
Kenny Jolley, Department of Chemistry, Loughborough University
Jim Reed, EDF Energy Ltd
Irene Suarez-Martinez, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Ichiro Yonenaga, Tohoku University, Japan

Preliminary Programme

10:30-11:00   Arrival (Arts A1 Building)
11:00-11:20   Introduction and Welcome (Laura Heggie and others)
11:20-11:50   Patrick Briddon, “Modelling carbon: from 1 atom to 10,000”
11:50-12:20   Ichiro Yonenaga, “Studies on dislocations in semiconductors with Malcolm”
12:20-12:50   Jim Reed, It was [not] just an academic exercise – it meant something to nuclear safety in the UK
12:50-14:00   Lunch and Posters (Meeting House)
14:00-14:25   Irene Suarez-Martinez, Buckle, Ruck and Tuck – the response of graphite to irradiation
14:25-14:45   Chris Ewels, “The Heggie story of Ice and Fire”
14:45-15:10   Kenny Jolley, “Atomistic Modelling of Defects in Graphite”
15:10-15:30   Bernd Eggen, “The changing face(s) of Fullerenes”
15:30-16:00   Coffee and Tea break, posters
16:00-16:20   Geoff Fowler and Norman Parkyns, “Malcolm, the British Carbon Group and the AGM”
16:20-16:40  Philippe Ouzilleau, Sherbrooke, “Why some carbons may or may not graphitize?
16:40-17:00   Paul Mouratidis, Loughborough, “Ab Initio Calculations of Partial Basal Dislocations in Bilayer Graphene”
17:00-             Meeting close

Stephen Lyth: “Engineering the Work Function of Graphene via Defects and Nitrogen Doping”
Hao Xu: “2D Glassy-Graphene for VOC sensing and optoelectronic applications”
Nathalia Martsinovich, “Photocatalytic Interfaces of TiO2 with Graphene and Reduced Graphene Oxide: A Computational Study“<!–

Practical Information

The meeting was in the ‘Arts A’ lecture theatre building (room A1), in the centre of the Sussex University campus in Falmer, near to Brighton. Lunch is in the Meeting House. Parking permits for the campus will be available at registration in Arts A1.



A “just giving” page has been set up in memorial to Malcolm, accepting donations on behalf of three charities that he particularly appreciated.