My PhD preoject is primarilly focused upon modelling the phase transitions of nano-scale magnetic materials, using computational and statistical techniques on multiple scales.
In recent years, granular magnetic structures such as HDD drives have begun to have grain sizes which approach 1nm. This is could be a troubling development. Until this point Classical Statistical Mechanics has been enough to model the behaviour of such materials, but upon approaching such length scales, this Classical behaviour breaks down and there are noticeable effects. My work combines atomic level Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations with higher level Monte Carlo simulations and Finite Size Scaling (FSS) to produce the behaviour of the granular material through their phase transitions ab initio.
MPhys(Hons) Physics with Theoretical Physics - University of Manchester (2014)
I am currently enrolled at Southampton as a researcher in the Computational Modelling Group and am a member of the EPSRC CDT for Next Generation Computational Modelling (NGCM).
My research is funded by EPSRC.
Lecturer, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
With Hans Fangohr, Ian Hawke, Peter Horak (Investigators), Susanne Ufermann Fangohr, Thorsten Wittemeier, Kieran Selvon, Alvaro Perez-Diaz, David Lusher, Ashley Setter, Emanuele Zappia, Hossam Ragheb, Ryan Pepper, Stephen Gow, Jan Kamenik, Paul Chambers, Robert Entwistle, Rory Brown, Joshua Greenhalgh, James Harrison, Ioannis Begleris, Craig Rafter
With Denis Kramer (Investigator)