New Publication: ‘Surface functionalized N-C-TiO2/C nanocomposites derived from metal-organic framework in water vapour for enhanced photocatalytic H2 generation’

Congratulations to PGR Zahid Hussain, who is lead author of the paper  ‘Surface functionalized N-C-TiO2/C nanocomposites derived from metal-organic framework in water vapour for enhanced photocatalytic H2 generation’, published in the Journal of Energy Chemistry. Zahid’s previous publications include ‘MOF Derived Porous ZnO/C Nanocomposites for Efficient Dye Photodegradation’ published in...

David Newman and Kostas Chatzimpaloglou present at the Institute of Physics Current Research in Magnetism 2020: High Frequency Spintronics

Last month, 2nd year PGRs David Newman  and Kostas Chatzimpaloglou both gave contributed talks for the Institute of Physics Current Research in Magnetism 2020: High Frequency Spintronics, which was held virtually. David’s presentation was on “Spin current propagation through an epitaxial antiferromagnetic NiO layer”. In this talk, he demonstrated the...

Training and other events: September 2020 to December 2020

Please find below a table of all upcoming XM² training and other events from September 2020 to December 2020. Please note due to the current lockdown situation, dates and location are subject to change. All Beyond a PhD and Colloquia will take place online. Induction is scheduled to take place...

Welcome to our new cohort for 2020!

We have seven new students this year, who have just finished the first week of their projects! Having attended a busy virtual induction week, they were pleased to meet the rest of the CDT face-to-face in a socially-distanced outdoor treasure hunt across the city. Our new students are: 2020 XM²...

Julia De Pineda passes her viva!

Congratulations to Julia De Pineda, who passed her viva this month. Her thesis was entitled ‘Multi-layer metasurfaces for manipulating the propagation of microwaves along surfaces and edges’. Julia published four papers during her time with the CDT. Below, Julia describes the challenges and rewards of undertaking a PhD and the...

Pablo Martinez Pancorbo submits his thesis!

Congratulations to PGR Pablo Martinez Pancorbo, who submitted his thesis this month and on 18th September, successfully passed his viva. Here’s Pablo’s words on the challenges and rewards of undertaking his PhD and his time with the CDT: My thesis is submitted just in time! It has been four years...

XM2 Minerva Prize Colloquium Winner Announcement

We are delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s inaugural Minerva Prize Colloquium is Louisa Brotherson, a PhD student at University of Liverpool. She will be giving a talk on “Absolute acoustic sensor calibration for quantifying lab-generated earthquake sources”, delivered via Zoom on Friday 2nd October 2020. Congratulations...

David Newman chairs session at UK Magnetics Society Student Conference

Second year PGR David Newman reently chaired a session at UK Magnetics Society Student Conference where he chaired a session and presented a talk entitled ‘Electrical detection of a DC spin current through an epitaxial antiferromagnetic NiO layer’. The event was virtually hosted by the UK Magnetics Society to provide...

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