Current Research Topic
Structural and physical characterisation of potentially multiferroic ferrites.
Completed a BSc in Physics at Loughborough University where during the course of my studies I spent a six week period at the ILL (Institute Laue Langevin) Grenoble studying uniaxial polarization data of a spin frustrated system. This was followed by a ERASMUS year at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, where I began focusing my work on candidate multiferroic materials BOCl (B=Fe, Cr and Ti).
I applied for a PhD position at the Jülich Forschungszentrum- Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, and after giving a talk on my research conducted at Stuttgart, I received an offer of a PhD place on condition that I first completed a Masters degree in the UK. I applied to join the Superconductivity and Magnetism Group at the University of Warwick shortly afterwards, due to their expertise in muliferroics. I currently conduct research at both facilities and have helped to establish a collaboration between the University of Warwick and Jülich Forschungszentrum.
From the 5-16th of March I attended the 43rd IFF (Institute für Festkorperforschung –Solid State Research) Spring School “Scattering Methods for Condensed Matter Research: Towards Novel Applications at Future Sources” held at Jülich, Germany.
Attended the 505. WE-Heraeus-Seminar at Physikzentrum, Badhonnef, Bonn, Germany from the 23rd-25th of April. I submitted a conference poster ‘Stoichiometry and Crystal Quality in LuFe2O4-δ and YbFe2O4-δ’ in which I came second place in a poster competition and won 50 euros.
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL