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Senior Research Data Systems Engineer
ISD Research IT Services
My MSc involved testing and analyzing the behavior of a set of CZT (Cadmium Zinc Telluride) detectors. The work was in anticipation of CZTs involvement in a detector system for hunting for a standard model violating process called neutrinoless double-beta decay.
My PhD research was to use computational methods to study a material of the Peroviskite class called strontium titanate. I was considering several aspects of its behavior, one of which was an examination of the oxygen and strontium migration pathways using molecular mechanical methods. The main part of the research was to use Density Functional Theory to study subtle phase transitions at low temperatures. The material is experimentally well established to exist in two crystallographic phases (cubic and tetragonal). However, the other Perovskites have lower symmetry phases in addition. My research was centered around discovering the cause of the different behavior in strontium titanate.
Before this position, I was completing a PhD in computational materials science (looking at crystallographic phase transitions) at UCL. My prior university experience was in physics and High Performance Computing.