MA PhD (Cambridge) FInstP, FRSE
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
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My principal area of research concerns the characterisation, development and application of advanced functional materials. Overall my aim is to gain understanding at a microscopic level of how various physical properties relate to material nanostructure and how the former can be improved by the ways in which materials are grown and processed. I study magnetic materials extensively but I also pursue research into electronic materials & devices and particulate systems. With respect to the activity in magnetics, my research involves magnetic nanostructures and multilayers, magnetic films with potential for sensors and spintronics. Much of my work uses electron microscopy and related analytical techniques. As such it forms part of a programme within the research group aimed at providing a quantitative characterisation of solids on a (near) atomic scale.
I am on the Advisory Board of the Max-Planck-Institut fur Mikrostrukturphysik at Halle, AdCom of the IEEE Magnetics Society and the European Physical Society Magnetics Committee. Major conferences in whose organisation I have played a large role include INTERMAG, International Colloquium on Magnetic Films and Surfaces, Magneto-Optical Recording International Symposium, International Conference on Electron Microsopy, European Congress on Electron Microscopy, the Joint European Magnetic Symposium and the International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers. I was the founding editor of the Applied Magnetism and Magnetic Materials section of the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics and am on the editorial board of the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.In 2003/04 I was one of the IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished lecturers, giving a talk entitled "Wall watching - the progress of domains in small elements" at different venues in the USA and Europe
In summer 2006 I gave a plenary talk at JEMS 06 in San Sebastian
JEMS Talk (link to downloadable PowerPoint file)
Recently I have given an advanced tutorial on magnetic imaging by TEM and analytical electron microscopy. It can be found below.
Tutorial Lecture (link to downloadable PowerPoint file)
Last updated: 13 November 2007