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Jennifer Orme

I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Masters in Physics with Theoretical Physics in 2017. I knew I wanted to continue my academic career by doing a PhD but was unsure about what topic to pursue. After hearing about the DST doctoral training centre and researching the topic myself, I decided that the program was a unique opportunity I wanted to pursue.

Having completed the DST CDT Master course in 2018 I progressed onto the PhD program in the Warwick Diamond Research Group at Millburn House. I am supervised by Professor Mark Newton, Professor Mike Glazer and Professor Pam Thomas and funded by EPSRC and De Beers.

My project title is 'Quantitative Optical Measurements on Diamond' and has a threefold aim; absorption and scattering dependance on input polarisation, a novel technique for low absoption measurement and an improved quantitative birefringence microscope.


De Beers 69th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Poster Presentation "Strain and Dislocation Characteristics of Heteroepitaxial Diamond". July 2018

De Beers 70th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Poster Presentation "Metripol: A Quantitative Optical Imaging System for Birefringent Samples". July 2019


I am a member of the DST CDT Outreach committee which is responsible for organising and running outreach events in the Midlands.

August 2018 - Manchester Science and Industry Museum


Jennifer Orme

Diamond Group
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
J dot Orme at warwick dot ac dot uk