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New Honorary Appointments in Physics

Posted on 31 May 2017

The department is delighted to announce that three honorary positions have been confirmed in the Department of Physics.

The granting of honorary titles is intended to facilitate collaboration with distinguished individuals from other universities or external organisations. 

Dr Jessada Chureemart - Honorary Visiting Fellow

Dr Jessada Chureemart is a PhD graduate of the Department of Physics, having studied with Professor Kevin O’Grady on an experimental investigation of magnetic recording media. Since returning to his post as Lecturer at Mahasarakham University (MSU) in Thailand, he has continued his research by concentrating on the use of computational models to investigate the properties of materials with applications in magnetic recording. 

Dr Chureemart is now collaborating with Professor Roy Chantrell and Dr Richard Evans on the development of theoretical models of magnetization reversal in advanced thin films for magnetic recording and is making highly innovative use of the Vampire code.

Dr Phanwadee Chureemart - Honorary Visiting Fellow

Dr Phanwadee Chureemart is a PhD graduate of the Department of Physics, having studied with Professor Roy Chantrell developing a theoretical approach to spin accumulation in magnetic materials. Her PhD was of high quality; she was awarded the Anglo-Thai Society prize for best thesis in fundamental science in 2014. Since returning to her post as Assistant Professor at Mahasarakham University (MSU) in Thailand she has continued collaborating with Professor Chantrell on the development of theoretical models of magnetic materials at the atomistic levelincluding the effects of spin transport.

Jessada and Phanwadee said, ”it is a great honour and opportunity for us on being awarded the status of Honorary Visiting fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of York. We are looking forward to strengthening our collaborations and pass this on to our students to share and learn experiences from the people in York”.

‌Prof Pedro Galindo - Honorary Visiting Professor

Pedro L. Galindo is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and leader of the Intelligent Systems group at the Univ. of Cadiz, Spain. He is author of the PPA software for peak detection and strain analysis from electron microscopy images, and co-author of qHAADF for column-to-column compositional analysis from HAADF-STEM images. His main research interest is the development of software for the extraction of quantitative information from electron microscopy images at the atomic level. He is also leading different Industry 4.0 projects on robotics, artificial visión and big data analysis with large private companies, such as Airbus, Acerinox, Navantia and Altran. Prof Galindo said, "it is an honour for me on being awarded the status of Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of York".