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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. Orlando, 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



CRIM 2021: Tuning magnetism in the 2D van der Waals magnet Fe3GeTe2 by Co-substitution


NMSUM 2023

HFM Paris 2022

ISIS Student Meeting 2021

CMQM 2021

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