DST CDT student career destinations
Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Cambridge
PhD Title: Development of Smart Diamond Windows for Electrochemical Sensing in Real Environments
Sp2 Carbon Edge Effects on the Electrode Kinetics of the Ferrocene/Ferricenium Process in an Ionic Liquid at a Boron Doped Diamond Electrode, Jiezhen Li, Cameron L. Bentley, Sze-yin Tan, Venkata Mosali, Anisur Rahman, Samuel J. Cobb, Si-Xuan Guo, Julie V. Macpherson, Patrick R. Unwin, Alan M. Bond, Jie Zhang. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, 123, 28, 17397-17406, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b04519
Enhancing Square Wave Voltammetry Measurements via Electrochemical Analysis of the Non-Faradaic Potential Window. Samuel J. Cobb and Julie V. Macpherson. Analytical Chemistry, 91, 12, 9345-9342. DOI: 1021/acs.analchem.9b01857
An sp2 Patterned Hybrid Boron Doped Diamond Electrode for the Simultaneous Detection of Dissolved Oxygen and pH. Tania L. Read, Samuel J. Cobb and Julie V. Macpherson, ACS Sensors, 2019, 4, 3, 756-763. DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b00137
Deconvoluting surface-bound quinone proton coupled electron transfer in unbuffered solutions: towards a universal voltammetric pH electrode. Samuel J. Cobb, Zoe J. Ayres, Mark E. Newton, and Julie V. Macpherson, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 2, 1035-1044. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b11518
Facet-resolved electrochemistry of polycrystalline boron-doped diamond electrodes: microscopic factors determining the aqueous solvent window in aqueous potassium chloride solution. Dan-Qing Liu, Chang-Hui Chen, David Perry, Geoff West, Sam J. Cobb, Julie V. Macpherson and Patrick R. Unwin. ChemElectroChem 2018, 5, 20, 3028-3035. DOI: 10.1002/celc.201800770
Boron Doped Diamond: A Designer Electrode Material for the Twenty-First Century. Samuel J. Cobb, Zoë J. Ayres, Julie V. Macpherson. Annual Reviews of Analytical Chemistry, 2018, 11, 20 DOI: 10.1146/annurev-anchem-061417-010107
Quinone electrochemistry for the comparitive assessment of sp2 surface content of boron doped diamond electrodes. Zoë J. Ayres, Sam J. Cobb, Mark E. Newton and Julie. V. Macpherson. Electrochemistry Communications, 2016, 72, 59-63 DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2016.08.024
Research Scientist, De Beers Technologies
Phil has been appointed Research Scientist at De Beers Technologies (November 2018).
PhD Title: Single Defect Imaging Studies in Diamond
D. Howell, A. Collins, L. Loudin, P. L. Diggle, U. D’Haenens-Johansson, K. Smit, A. Katrusha, J. Butler, F. Nestola, Automated FTIR mapping of boron distribution in diamond, Diamond and Related Materials 96, 207–215 (2019) 10.1016/j.diamond.2019.02.029
C. J. Stephen, B. L. Green, Y. N. D. Lekhai, L. Weng, P. Hill, S. Johnson, A. C. Frangeskou, P. L. Diggle, M. J. Strain, E. Gu, M. E. Newton, J. M. Smith, P. S. Salter, G. W. Morley. Three-dimensional solid-state qubit arrays with long-lived spin coherence, arXiv:1807.03643
E. Fraczek, V. G. Savitski, M. Dale, B. G. Breeze, P. Diggle, M. Markham, A. Bennett, H. Dhillon, M. E. Newton, and A. J. Kemp. Laser spectroscopy of NV- and NV0 colour centres in synthetic diamond, Optical Materials Express Vol. 7, Issue 7, pp. 2571-2585 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.7.002571
Application Engineer, Imperial College London
Brani recently (October 2018) started working as an Application Engineer in the Road and Mining Business Unit at Element Six.
PhD Title: The computational study of high-pressure, high-temperature sintering of polycrystalline diamond
Branislav Dzepina, Daniel Balint, Daniele Dini. A phase field model of pressure-assisted sintering, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2018.09.014
Dr Paul Hill
Research Associate, University of Strathclyde
Paul is now a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (October 2018) in the Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde.
PhD Title: Heterogeneous integration of diamond photonic devices on non-native substrates
P. Hill, E. Gu, M. D. Dawson, M. J. Strain. Thin film diamond membranes bonded on-demand with SOI ring resonators, Diamond and Related Materials, (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diamond.2018.07.020
Dr Ed Mahoney
PhD Title: Understanding microwave-activated hydrogen(/methane/silane)-containing plasmas through optical diagnostic techniques
Dr Callum Middleton
Material Scientist, BAE Systems
Callum recently started in the position of Material Scientist at BAE Systems Land UK (October 2018).
PhD Title: Diamond and Diamond-GaN Integration: Thermal Challenges
S. Mandal, E. L. H. Thomas, C. Middleton, L. Gines, J. T. Griffiths, M. J. Kappers, R. A. Oliver, D. J. Wallis, L. E. Goff, S. A. Lynch, M. Kuball, O. A. Williams. Surface Zeta Potential and Diamond Seeding on Gallium Nitride Films, ACS Omega, (2017), 2, 7275-7280. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.7b01069
D. Liu, D. Francis, F. Faili, C. Middleton, J. Anaya, J. Pomeroy, D. Twitchen, M. Kuball. Impact of Diamond Seeding on the Microstructural Properties and Thermal Stability of GaN-on-Diamond Wafers for High-Power Electronic Devices, Scripta Materialia, (2017), 128, 57-60. doi: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2016.10.006
Ben has just started in the role of Higher Research Scientist in the Surface Technology group at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), October 2018. His position is concerned with x-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) metrology, developing standardised procedures of XPS measurement and analysis, and the characterisation of graphene with photoemission techniques.
Email: benjamen dot reed at npl dot co dot uk