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Mareike Herrmann

Current work

Diamond processing technician, member of Warwick Electrochemistry and Interfaces Group and also Diamond Research Group.
My work tasks involve laser micromachining of diamond and other materials, including patterning for various applications. Day to day activities also involve supervising the clean room (Level 7), acid cleaning laboratory and maintaining the laser systems. Other skills and competent techniques include: diamond polishing, metal sputtering and evaporation, optical microscopy, white light interferometry and data analysis.

For submitting laser micro machining jobs, please use this submission form. Thank you.

Previous work

I completed an apprentice ship as a chemical lab technician from 2005-2009 at the Infra Leuna GmbH. The apprentice ship involved a different variety of water analysis like spectroscopy, HPLC, BSB5, CSB and more.

My last position was at the Max-Planck-Institute for Microstructure Physics in Halle, Germany. The main task of my work there was the TEM preparation (in particular cross sections of film/substrate combinations) on a variety of substrates like silicon, alumina, zirconia, strontium titanate and other single crystal substrates.

Acknoledgement in papers:

Hussein, H.E.M.; Maurer, R. J.; Amari, H.; Peters, J.J.P.; Meng, L.; Beanland, R.; Newton, M.E.; Macpherson J.V. Tracking Metal Electrodeposition Dynamics from Nucleation and Growth of a Single Atom to a Crystalline, Nanoparticle ACS Nano 12(7), 2018, 7388–7396

Feeney A.; Kang L.; Dixon S. HiFFUTs for high temperature ultrasound, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Physical Acoustics 32, 2018, 045003

Kannan, V.; Arredondo, M.; Johann, F.; Hesse, D.; Labrugere, C.; Maglione, M.; Vrejoiu, I. Strain dependent microstructural modifications of BiCrO3 epitaxial thin films, Thin Solid Films 545, 2013, 130–139

Pantel, D.; Lu, H.; Goetze, S.; Werner, P.; Kim, D.; Gruverman, A.; Hesse, D.; Alexe, M. Tunnel electroresistance in junctions with ultrathin ferroelectric Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3 barriers, Applied Physics Letters 100, 2012, 232902

Zhang Z.; Senz S.; Zhao, F.; Chen, L.; Gaoa, X.; Liud, J.-M Phase transition induced vertical alignment of ultrathin gallium phosphide nanowire arrays on silicon by chemical beam epitaxy, RSC Advances 2, 2012, 8631–8636


Write To:

Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Contact Details:


P2.26 (Physics, 2nd Floor)


+44 (0) 2476 22329


M dot Herrmann at warwick dot ac dot uk