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Jiahui (Gloria) Zhao

PhD Title: Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, Thermoluminescence and Charge Transfer in Synthetic Diamond
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Mark Newton, Dr Ben Green
Institution: University of Warwick

Industrial sponsor: De Beers Technology

Synopsis of research: The behaviour of various luminescence in diamond, including photoluminescence, phosphorescence and thermoluminescence is studied by a self-built optical detection equipment which works at a temperature range of 83 K to 873 K. Multiple techniques such as PL, FTIR, UV-Vis, Raman, EPR is employed to explore different defects in terms of the concentration, charge state and the dynamics of charge transfer, which is useful for figuring out the mechanism of the long-lived luminescence process in natural and synthetic diamond.

Education
2017 - present: PhD Physics, University of Warwick
2016 - 2017: MSc Diamond Science and Technology, University of Warwick: Distinction
Mini-project 1: Phosphorescence in type IIa HPHT synthetic diamond
Mini-project 2: Thermoluminescence and Photoluminescence in type II synthetic diamond
2010 – 2014: BSc Gemmology and Material Science, China University of Geoscience, Beijing

2014 Award Gemmology Diploma of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain FGA

2013 Award Diploma of Certified Diamond Grader by HRD Antwerp

Conference

2017 July: De Beers 68th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Poster presentation " Phosphorescence in type IIa HPHT synthetic diamond."

2018 July: De Beers 69th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Poster presentation " Phosphorescence and Thermoluminescence studies of Synthetic Diamonds."

2018 October: GIA symposium, Carlsbad LA. Oral presentation “Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, Thermoluminescence and charge transfer in synthetic diamonds”

2019 July: De Beers 70th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Oral presentation and Poster presentation " Photoluminescence, Phosphorescence and Thermoluminescence studies of Synthetic Diamonds."

Employment history

2014 Management trainee

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd.

2014 – 2016 Jewellery appraiser

Centre of Jewellery Gold and Silver Identification in Heilongjiang Province, China

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Jiahui (Gloria) Zhao

Department of Physics
University of Warwick
CV4 7AL

 J.Zhao.12@warwick.ac.uk


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