Iorwerth was awarded a PhD in physics from Swansea Univerity in 2006, and has since worked in a variety of areas dealing with computational and theoretical physics in low-dimensional and nano-structured systems.
He is currently focusing on using various computational techniques (such as Density Functional Theory) in order to examine the behaviour of molecular magnets. These are magnetic systems whose behaviour can be tuned by changing the chemical composition of the chains linking spin sites, and are thus very suitable for examining different kinds of phase transitions in magnetic systems.
‘Thinning down of thermal conductivity in ultrashort period superlattices’, Iorwerth O. Thomas and G. P. Srivastava, Physical Review B 88, 115207 (2013).
‘Effects of atomic relaxation on phonon dispersion relations and thermal properties of ultrathin (Si)n(Ge)n superlattices’, Iorwerth O. Thomas and G. P. Srivastava, Physical Review B 87, 085410 (2013).