Congratulations to Daniel Coxon on winning first prize in the poster competition at Warwick Chemistry's ChemContext event. Daniel is working on defects in Diamond at the Warwick Centre for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and presented a poster titled "The Crystal Maze".
Thanks to everyone who attended the UK THz Workshop last week! We had a packed schedule of talks, over 30 posters, and 100 attendees from across the UK and beyond. Many congratulations to our Poster competition prize winners:
Congratulations to our poster prize winners: Reshma Anamari Mohandas (Leeds) and Peter Karlsen (Exeter) won the postdoc prize; Luana Olivieri (Sussex), Connor Mosley (Warwick), Lucy Hale (UCL) and Matt Reeves (Bath) won the PhD prize.
A joint collaboration between the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Warwick has developed an efficient and broadband modulator of THz radiation. By reflecting THz radiation from a conductive, gated graphene layer the team have shown that the amplitude of THz radiation pulses can be modulated by more than 99%. Further, phase modulation was acheived by working above Brewster's angle. The findings are described in a recent article in Nature Communications, and are described in an article in Physics World.
Welcome to our new PhD students - Hannah, Helen, Edward and Xavier
A very warm welcome to our 4 new PhD students, who have just started their THz adventures! Hannah and Xavier are working with Emma on THz imaging and biomedical applications, while Helen (supervised by Becky) and Edward (supervised by James) are studying the wonderful world of perovskite semiconductors. Best of luck.
We would like to invite you to the University of Warwick in December to a workshop on terahertz (THz) science and technology. Dinner and accommodation are available on campus at a heavily discounted rate on the night of Monday 10th December. The scientific and technical session of talks and posters will be on Tuesday 11th December. The event is being organised by Emma MacPherson & James Lloyd-Hughes in Warwick, with help from some of the Teranet group.
Welcome to Dr Rebecca Milot
We would like to welcome Dr Rebecca Milot to the department, where she started as an Asst. Prof. in September. Dr Milot is an expert on terahertz spectroscopy of materials for solar energy applications. She is based in Physics 2.32 and is setting up a new lab in Physics, as well as making use of the existing Ultrafast & THz group labs. Welcome Becky!
Congratulations to Sarah on the publication of her work on the vibrational properties of methylammonium lead halide perovskites, which you can read more about in J. Phys. Chem. C. In this work thin-film total internal reflection (TF-TIR) spectroscopy is shown to have an enhanced sensitivity to the vibrational properties of thin films in comparison to standard THz transmission spectroscopy. This increased sensitivity was used to track photoinduced modifications in the strengths of phonon modes under illumination.
Congratulations to Michele on his thesis prize
Many congratulations to Dr Failla, who was recently awarded one of the Faculty of Science doctoral thesis prizes. Well done, Michele!
Welcome to Arturo Hernandez Serrano
We welcome Arturo to the group, where he has just started a postdoc with Emma. Arturo recently completed his PhD in Enrique Castro Camus's group at CIO, Mexico.