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James M. Targett

PhD Title: Nanoscale material discovery for thermoelectric energy harvesting and coolingLink opens in a new window

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Hatef SadeghiLink opens in a new window, Prof. Nicholas HineLink opens in a new window

Affiliations: Device Modelling GroupLink opens in a new window, EPSRC HetSys CDTLink opens in a new window

James is a PhD research student in the Department of PhysicsLink opens in a new window and a graduate teaching assistant in the School of EngineeringLink opens in a new window at the University of WarwickLink opens in a new window. He was a recipient of the HetSys PhD Studentship in 2020. His research areas are theoretical nanoscale electronics and computational material discovery. James collaborates at the interface between nanoelectronics engineering, quantum physics and chemistry. He hopes to discover novel materials that will advance existing consumer electronic technologies.

James also completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Warwick in July 2020. Dr. Ed BrambleyLink opens in a new window was his personal tutor, and Prof. Ken MaoLink opens in a new window was his final year individual project supervisor. Along with six other Warwick engineering undergraduates, James participated in the Sir William Siemens ChallengeLink opens in a new window in 2019 and won the runner-up trophy. From 2016 to 2020, James has completed four summer internships with three industrial partners: once with Hycrome Europe LtdLink opens in a new window in the fields of aerospace, power generation, and oil & gas; twice with Futaba Manufacturing UKLink opens in a new window in automotive manufacturing; and once with SiemensLink opens in a new window in rail infrastructure.

Education Background

10/2020 - Current Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physics - NanoelectronicsLink opens in a new window University of Warwick
10/2020 - 10/2022 Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Modelling of Heterogeneous SystemLink opens in a new window University of Warwick
09/2017 - 07/2020

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) with Honours in Manufacturing and Mechanical EngineeringLink opens in a new window

University of Warwick
09/2015 - 07/2017

General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-levels)

Clitheroe Royal Grammar SchoolLink opens in a new window
01/2016 - 12/2016

Diploma of the London College of Music (DipLCM)Link opens in a new window in Pianoforte Performance

London College of MusicLink opens in a new window, University of West London

Research Interests

  • Nanoscale materials modelling and discovery i.e. quantum, phonon and spin transport; environmental effects
  • Molecular electronics i.e. quantum and phonon interference; energy harvesting e.g. thermoelectricity and piezoelectricity; molecular electronic building blocks
  • Multiscale modelling i.e. density functional theory; tight-binding modelling; molecular dynamics; quantum transport

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Membership

Duration: 10/2019 - 10/2022

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Teaching

Outreach and Public Engagement

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Office: PS0.16F, Physical Sciences Building, Department of Physics (on Warwick Interactive Campus MapLink opens in a new window)

Postal Address: Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom