My research is focused on understanding the vibrational, optical and plasmonic properties of nanomaterials, with an emphasis on carbon materials, graphene and other low-dimensional systems. I do this through the development and application of advanced electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) techniques in the scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). Recent work includes nanoscale phonon and plasmon dispersion mapping as well as atomically resolved optical response and vibrational mode measurements.
I am based at the SuperSTEM laboratory, the EPSRC National Research Facility for Advanced Electron Microscopy, as part of a consortium of universities, led by the University of Leeds and joined by the Universities of Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and York. SuperSTEM is a user facility open to academics within the world-wide scientific community.
2019-present: SuperSTEM Senior Research Fellow, SuperSTEM Laboratory, Daresbury, UK, and the Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK.
2018-2019: SuperSTEM Senior Research Scientist, SuperSTEM Laboratory, Daresbury, UK, and the Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK.
2013-2018: Staff Scientist, SuperSTEM Laboratory, Daresbury, UK, and the University of Glasgow, UK.
2013: PhD in Physics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, holding a PhD Research Fellowship from the Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller, Norway.
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