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Jiahui (Gloria) Zhao

I graduated in 2014 from China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB) and gained my Bachelor’s degree in Gemmology and Material Technology. I also obtained gemology diploma issued by FGA. After my graduation from CUGB, I worked for a gems and jewelry identification centre founding by Chinese government for two years. I really looking forward to the Diamond CDT programme, because the specialist knowledge and top-class research environment will be provided. And I think the DST professional training programme will be helpful for my future career and research by enhancing my academic and professional skills.

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

2017 - present: PhD Physics, University of Warwick
2016 - 2017: MSc Diamond Science and Technology, University of Warwick: First Class
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


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”

Employment history

2014 – 2016 Jewellery appraiser

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



Jiahui (Gloria) Zhao

Department of Physics
University of Warwick
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