Professor Martyn F. Guest

Professor Martyn F. Guest

Director of Advanced Research Computing

He obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Sussex University in 1967 and his Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry, also from Sussex, in 1971 under the direction of Prof. J.N. Murrell.  Following a postdoctoral position with Prof. I.H. Hillier at the University of Manchester, Professor Guest joined the Science and Engineering Research Council in 1972, first at the Atlas Computer Laboratory (Chilton, Oxfordshire), and from 1979 at the Daresbury Laboratory near Warrington.

He spent three years as Senior Chief Scientist and Technical Group Leader of the High Performance Computational Chemistry Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, Washington, USA). Professor Guest returned to the UK in 1995 as Associate Director of the Computational Science and Engineering Department at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory (UK) before taking up his present position at Cardiff University in Mach 2007.

Honours and awards

Professor Guest is presently an Honorary Professor in Physics at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Reader in Chemistry at the University of Manchester.

His research interests cover a variety of topics in the development and application of computational chemistry methods on high performance computers.

He is lead author of the GAMESS-UK electronic structure program, and has written or contributed to more than 230 articles in the areas of theoretical and computational chemistry, and high performance computing.

Areas of expertise