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Andrew Kirkpatrick

Before joining DST, I studied a MSc in Condensed Matter Physics at Queen Mary, University of London. Throughout my academic studies I have always been motivated to study the structure and symmetry of materials, with particular research into perovskites and their hybrid analogues. My masters also provided my first exposure to quantum technologies and advanced optics whist studying at UCL. When Mark Newton introduced the DST to me, it was clear to see that it presented a unique opportunity to study one of the most interesting and diverse structures, diamonds, whilst also getting involved in quantum technology research at the University of Oxford. The opportunities to work with leading academics and industry partners meant that, in addition to studying interesting physics, I would have access to a large network of support and experience during my PhD. I look forward to the integrated masters at the University of Warwick as an opportunity to learn new things, meet new people and generally not have to take the tube anymore.

PhD Title: Engineering the Optical Properties of Diamond using Laser Processing
PhD Supervisor: Prof Jason Smith and Prof Martin Booth
Institution: University of Oxford


Andrew Kirkpatrick