Geanina Apachitei, PhD 2013 - 2017
Next move: Project Engineer, WMG Warwick
Mingmin Yang, PDRA 2018 - 2020
Next move: Senior scientist, RIKEN, Japan
Zhengdong Luo, PDRA 2019 - 2020
Next move: Associate Professor, Xidian University, Xi’an, China
My current research project involves the fabrication and characterization of 2D layered materials integrated on ferroelectric thin film substrates. This research aims to explore the effect of ferroelectric polarization on optical, magnetic and electronic properties of those emerging 2D layered materials.
Alan Brunier, PhD 2015 - 2019
Next move: Patent examiner, Venner Shipley LLP, London
Wen Dong, PDRA 2017 - 2020
Next move: Assistant Professor, Huazhong University, Wuhan, China
I am working on ferrotoridic structure: polar flux-closure, vortices and skymions. The ferrotoridic structure is a recently discovered new form of ferroic order in addition to ferroelectric, ferromagnetic, and ferroelastic ones. This research will enable us to have a more comprehensive understanding on the fundamental principle underlying this new structure. The inherent magnetoelectric coupling within this new structure is technologically interesting. I obtained my master’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). In SJTU, I focused on photovoltaic properties of multiferroelectric materials. I completed my PhD research from Functional Materials Group (Prof. Ray Withers and Prof. Yun Liu) in Australian National University (ANU). In ANU, I worked on polar functional materials that are potentially very useful for the “smart” devices
Please find my research outcomes in the link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lFyHR4MAAAAJ&hl=en.
Yooun Heo, PDRA 2019 - 2021
Next Move: Senior scientist, ETH, Zurich
My research interests span complex oxide thin films for their structure-related properties and functionalities. My research at Warwick will focus on exploring ferroelectric domain walls and spintronics for potential applications in nanoelectronics. I obtained a Ph.D. at UNSW Sydney, focusing on characterizations of nanoscale ferroelectrics by scanning probe microscopy. Recently, I completed two-year postdoctoral research fellowship, supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), with my main research focus on epitaxial growth of oxide thin films by pulsed laser deposition and characterization of transport and magnetization properties.
Affan Iqbal, Masters student 2018 - 2019
Next move: PhD, University of Cambridge