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Fraser Birks

PhD Candidate, Heterogeneous Systems CDT, University of Warwick

PhD title: How amorphous Carbon breaks: atomistic models and machine learning

PhD Supervisors: Professor James Kermode, Dr Albert Bartok-Partay

Academic Background

2021-2022 MSci Natural Sciences (Materials Science) University of Cambridge
2018-2021 BA Natural Sciences University of Cambridge

Research Interests

My current research involves the application of machine learning potential frameworks to model the fracture behavior of amorphous carbon. More broadly, my interest lies in applying computational and data-driven models to gain insight into the science of materials.


Monetary Value
Armourers & Brasiers' Departmental Prize (4th year undergraduate Materials Science) £100
Physics Part 1B practical prize (2nd year undergraduate Physics) £250
Wheatley Prize (1st year undergraduate Chemistry) £100
Queens' College Foundation Scholar £200
Queens' College Exhibition Scholar £100

Performing & Scientific Speaking

Performed a solo science comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022 about AI titled Artificial Incompetence.

Passionate about scientific speaking and making science accessible!

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