Prof Maxim Fedorov of the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde has been awarded a 30M core-hour international supercomputer grant through the European PRACE program.

The project is entitled “Interfacial Structure and Solvation Dynamics in Ionic Liquids” and is a collaborative project with researchers from Estonia (University of Tartu) and France (Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris).

The grant gives a years access to one of the largest HPC facilities in Europe (HORNET) which is located in Stuttgart, Germany. HORNET is operated by HLRS, a leading provider of world-class HPC resources for scientific and industrial research activities (for more information see

This grant will allow Prof Fedorov and his research team to build on the successful computational research programme undertaken on ARCHIE-WeSt.