Using experimental, theoretical and computational techniques and supported by state-of-the-art facilities, we create and study a variety of advanced materials and nanostructures.
The scope of our work is broad - from materials design and theoretical modelling to materials synthesis and device fabrication - with a special focus on nanoscale characterisation.
Our group consists of approximately 70 academics, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students.
- Professor Mohamed Babikar Quantum optics, atom optics, semiconductors and optical and electron vortices.
- Professor Ed Boyes Catalysis, electron microscopy.
- Dr Stuart Cavill Magnetoelectrics, spinwave dynamics, novel magnetic textures.
- Professor Roy Chantrell Femto-magnetism and spinwave dynamics.
- Professor Irene D'Amico Spin-transport and spintronics.
- Dr Richard Evans Atomistic spin dynamics, advanced magnetic materials, spintronics.
- Professor Dame Pratibha Gai Catalysis, electron microscopy.
- Professor Rex Godby Many-electron quantum mechanics.
- Dr Yvette Hancock Spin transport, tight binding models, density functional theory.
- Professor Thomas Krauss Photonic crystals, silicon photonics.
- Dr Roland Kröger Nanomaterials and raman spectroscopy.
- Dr Vlado Lazarov New spintronic materials & electron microscopy (experiment).
- Dr Keith McKenna Predictive materials modelling for applications in energy, electronics and catalysis.
- Professor Kevin O'Grady Magnitisation reversal, exchange bias.
- Dr Andrew Pratt New spintronic materials, organic spintronics.
- Professor Matthew Probert Density functional theory, materials modelling.
- Professor Tim Spiller Quantum technologies (implementations and theory).
- Dr Steve Tear Scanning electron and probe microscopies, surface science.
- Professor Sarah Thompson Spin transport and nanothermal imaging.
- Dr Gonzalo Vallejo Fernandez Thin film and fine particle magnetism.
- Dr Laurence Wilson Biophysics, high-speed microscopy, holographic microscopy and light scattering.
- Dr Ignacio Wilson-Rae Optomechanics/nanomechanics (theory).
- Dr Jing Wu Femto-magnetism and spinwave dynamics.
- Professor Jun Yuan Electron microscopy, electron vortices, nanomaterials.
- Dr Aires Ferreira Royal Society Universty Research Fellow
- Quantum transport, spin-orbit effects, 2D materials.
- Dr Demie Kepaptsoglou SuperSTEM Research Fellow
- Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy, Materials Science
- Dr Leonardo Lari Research Officer (Research Fellow)
- Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy, Materials Science.
- Dr Sergiu Ruta Posdoctoral Reserach Fellow
- Computational Magnetism
- Dr Yue Wang Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow
- Nanotechnology, 2D material devices
- Dr Sitki Aktas
- Dr Arash Bahrami Quantum communications.
- Dr Peter Byrne Density functional theory, materials modelling.
- Dr John Carey Density functional theory, materials modelling.
- Dr Donato Conteduca Nanophotonics, optical trapping.
- Dr Xiao Duan
- Dr William Frost Spintronic devices.
- Dr Phil Hasnip Density functional theory, materials modelling.
- Dr James Hussey
- Sarah Jenkins Computational magnetism.
- Dr Balati Kuerbanjiang Spintronics.
- Dr Rupesh Kumar Parapatil Subraman Experimental DV-Quantum key distribution and CV-Quantum key distribution.
- Dr Kezheng Li Nanophotonics and biophotonics.
- Dr Roberto Moreno-Ortega Computational magnetism.
- Dr Anita Radini Archaeology.
- Dr Christopher Reardon Photonics.
- Ashish Suri Electronic Engineering.
- Dr Chuan-Jia Tong Density functional theory, materials modelling.
- Dr Anthony Vaquero-Stainer Metrology for quantum key distribution.
- Dr Samuel Westmoreland Computational magnetism.
- Razvan Ababei
- Sophie Albosh
- Shuayl Alotaibi
- Ohoud Nasser Alsaqer
- Irene Azaceta
- Isabel Barth
- Philip Bentley
- Toby Bird
- Marcus Cameron
- Daniel Cheshire
- Daniel Clarke
- Frederico Ferreira De Sousa
- Manuel Deckart
- Alexander Drayton
- George Duffett
- Luke Elliott
- Abdul Razak El-Maslmane
- Michael Entwistle
- Jennifer Ferguson
- Joseph Gompertz
- Sarah Jenkins
- Adam Kerrigan
- James Lees
- Guanqi Lu
- Daniel Meilak
- Peter Mills
- Andrew Naden
- Genadi Antonov Naydenov
- Binh Nguyen
- Sam Orchard
- Joseph Pearse
- Giampaolo Pitruzello
- Monika Pranjic
- James Quirk
- Samuel Rannala
- Lewis Reeves
- Jan-Ole Risske
- Zhengyuan Shan
- Hannah Skelt
- Mara Strungaru
- Emma Tong
- Alessandro Veneri
- Jack Wetherall
- Jacob Wilkins
We apply our collective expertise to four key research areas:
Our researchers have strong links to several leading interdisciplinary research centres, including:
The York JEOL Nanocentre
A UK centre of excellence for in-situ and environmental aberration-corrected electron imaging and spectroscopy, providing an environment for interdisciplinary nanotechnology research and teaching for academia and industry.
York Centre for Quantum Technologies
An initiative aimed at further developing the University’s substantial expertise into quantum research. The Centre aims to foster new collaborations across all areas of quantum theory, and in particular their applications to emerging quantum technologies.
Centre for Energy Efficient Materials
This Centre studies novel materials for energy-related research such as photovoltaics and materials related to the reduction of energy consumption, such as spintronics as well as energy storage and conversion.
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