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Sam Curley

About Me

I completed a Master of Physics (MPhys) degree at the University of Leeds in 2017.

I completed my PhD under the supervision of Dr Paul Goddard working on applying extreme conditions of pressure and magnetic field to tune quantum interactions and shed light on the root of exotic magnetism and unconventional superconductivity.

Courses Taken

ISIS Neutron training school 2018, MAGLAB user summer school 2018.

Teaching Duties

I demonstrated the Powder X-ray Diffraction experiment in the second year undergraduate laboratory.


S. P. M. Curley, R. Scatena, R. C. Williams, P. A. Goddard, P. Macchi, T. J. Hicken, T. Lancaster, F. Xiao, S. J. Blundell, V. Zapf, J. C. Eckert, E. H. Krenkel, J. A. Villa, M. L. Rhodehouse, and J. L. Manson, Magnetic ground state of the one-dimensional ferromagnetic chain compounds M(NCS)2(thiourea)2 (M = Ni,Co), Physical Review Materials 5, 034401 (2021).

J. L. Manson, S. P. M. Curley, R. C. Williams, D. Walker, P. A. Goddard, A. Ozarowski, R. D. Johnson, A. M. Vibhakar, D. Y. Villa, M. L. Rhodehouse, S. M. Birnbaum, and J. Singleton, Controlling magnetic anisotropy in a zero-dimensional S = 1 magnet using isotropic cation substitution, Journal of the American Chemical Society 143, 4633 (2021).

Enhancing easy-plane anisotropy in bespoke Ni(II) quantum magnets, J. L. Manson, Z. E. Manson, A. Sargent, D. Y. Villa, N. L. Etten, W. J. A. Blackmore, S. P. M. Curley, R. C. Williams, J. Brambleby, P. A. Goddard, A. Ozarowski, M. N. Wilson, B. M. Huddart, T. Lancaster, R. D. Johnson, S. J. Blundell, J. Bendix, K. A. Wheeler, S. H. Lapidus, F. Xiao, S. Birnbaum, and J. Singleton, Polyhedron 180, 114379 (2020).

Near-ideal molecule-based Haldane spin chain, R. C. Williams, W. J. A. Blackmore, S. P. M. Curley, M. R. Lees, S. M. Birnbaum, J. Singleton, B. M. Huddart, T. J. Hicken, T. Lancaster, S. J. Blundell, F. Xiao, A. Ozarowski, F. L. Pratt, D. J. Voneshen, Z. Guguchia, C. Baines, J. A. Schlueter, D. Y. Villa, J. L. Manson, and P. A. Goddard, Physical Review Research 2, 013082 (2020).

Current Role

Sam is now a Trainee Clinical Scientist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

Sam Curley


If you have any questions about Sam's work while at Warwick please contact P dot Goddard at warwick dot ac dot uk