Skip to main content Skip to navigation

George Wood

Research Interests

My PhD is focused on understanding the formation of magnetic skyrmions in centrosymmetric materials.

My primary interests are in using neutron and x-ray scattering techniques to understand the physics of these systems.

I am supervised by Prof. Geetha Balakrishnan. I am in the 3rd year of my PhD.


I completed a Master of Physics (MSci) degree at the University of Bristol in 2020. For my Master's project, I investigated photoconductivity in the quantum paraelectric materials SrTiO3 and KTaO3 and was supervised by Dr. Christopher Bell.


G. D. A. Wood, D. D. Khalyavin, D. A. Mayoh, J. Bouaziz, A. E. Hall, S. J. R. Holt, F. Orlandi, P. Manuel, S. Bl├╝gel, J. B. Staunton, O. A. Petrenko, M. R. Lees, G. Balakrishnan. "Double-Q ground state with topological charge stripes in the centrosymmetric skyrmion candidate GdRu2Si2" Phys. Rev. B 107, L180402 (2023)

Mayoh, Daniel A., George DA Wood, Samuel JR Holt, Grady Beckett, Emily JL Dekker, Martin R. Lees, and Geetha Balakrishnan. "Effects of Fe Deficiency and Co Substitution in Polycrystalline and Single Crystals of Fe3GeTe2." Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 12, 6786–6792



(1) IUCr 2023 Melbourne, Australia. (2) CMQM 2023 Birmingham, UK. (3) TEMM 2023 Abingdon, UK.(4) CRIM 2021 (Online Talk).


(1) NMSUM 2023, Warwick, UK. (2) HFM 2022, Paris, France. (3) ISIS Student Meeting 2021, RAL, UK. (4) CMQM 2021 (Online).

Teaching Duties

I demonstrate the Powder X-ray Diffraction experiment for the 2nd year physics lab.


Write to

George Wood
Superconductivity and Magnetism Group (Room P2.20)
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom


george dot wood at warwick dot ac dot uk


+44 (0)2476 574207