Collaborative Computational Project 3 - Surface Science
Collaborative Computational Project 3 (CCP3) brings together leading UK expertise in field of surface and interface science. It produces high quality, user friendly computer codes for the analysis and interpretation of experimental data in a wide range of surface science experiments. Currently chaired by Dr Simon Crampin (Bath University) and co-ordinated by the Materials Science Group (CSE Department, STFC Daresbury and Rutherford Appleton Laboratories), it is led by a working group of experimental and theoretical academics. CCP3 has very strong links to the National Facilities (e.g., Diamond Light Source) and the European scientific community through, for instance, the Light Source Theory Network (LighTneT).
The main activities of CCP3 are to:
Develop and maintain core software needed by the scientific community.
Undertake flagship software development projects, e.g. the recent Single-Molecular Vibrational Spectroscopy on Metal Oxides project, based at UCL (Andrew Fisher and Geoff Thornton) and Liverpool (Werner Hofer).
Maintain and distribute a library of codes (mainly through the CCP3 website).
Organise training in the use of codes and hold meetings and workshops (see meetings.)
Invite overseas researchers for lecture tours and collaborative visits
CCP3 is not currently funded as a result of the review process.
CCP3 Statement of Need
In May 2010 EPSRC issued an invitation for statements of need for
Collaborative Computational Projects (CCPs), the aim being to assess
which scientific areas are of highest priority to include within the
EPSRC supported portfolio of CCPs, and the level of support required by
A consultation with the CCP3 community was carried out during the
summer, and captured in a document submitted to EPSRC on 1st October
2010. A copy of the submitted document can be downloaded by clicking
The CCP3 chairman, Dr Simon Crampin, and the CCP3 coordinator, Dr
Barbara Montanari, would like to thank all those who gave their input
during the consultation and contributed to the preparation of the