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Research overview

Microscopic probes (SANS, 5SR) applied to superconducting and magnetic systems (see below).


Superconductivity:  magnetic-superconducting hybrid systems, vortex matter, mesoscopic systems, thin films and multilayers


Magnetism: magnetic structures of single crystals, multilayers, including magnetic-superconductor interfaces and magnetic recording media, artificial spin-ice systems, lithographically defined nanomagnetic systems.


Neutron Scattering: small angle scattering (SANS), polarised neutron reflectometry (PNR), powder and four axis magnetic crystallography.


Muon spin rotation/relaxation: particularly for vortex structures in superconductors. Low energy muon spin rotation/relaxation in superconducting and magnetic multilayers.


Future research

Short Term : Magnetism and superconductivity in artificial materials including thin films and lithographically defined nanoscale systems.  This includes same-spin triplet superconductivity, spin-ice systems and artificial mutliferroics.

Industrial relevance

Magnetic recording media

Functionalised magnetic materials for biochemical applications

Academic/Professional Qualification

B.Sc. (Hons), Physics, University of Nottingham

Ph.D., Physics, University of Birmingham.

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Fellow of the Institute of Physics.


Teaching activity

Level 2:  PH2011 Lectures in Mechanics (18 lectures)

Level 3:  PH3012 Lecture course in Thermal and Statistical Physics (15 lectures, 50% of course, 4 tutuorial groups).

Level 4: PH4039 Solid State Physics  (27 lectures, 3-4 tutorial groups).

Administration: Examination Officer for all courses at all 5 levels of Physics and Astronomy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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