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Seminar Speakers (2016/17)

Seminar 1

Dr Matthias Schreck
Augsburg University

"Synthesis of single crystal diamond wafers by heteroepitaxy: Nucleation, growth, defect engineering & potential applications"

Thursday 13th October
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: MAS 2.06

Students Allocated: Max Williams (Podcast), Scott Manifold (News & Views), Bruno Rodriguez (News & Views)

Seminar 2

Dr Gareth Taylor
Evince Technology Limited

“Why diamonds are a grid’s best friend (even though they refuse to admit it)”

Tuesday 28th February
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: MAS 2.06

Students Allocated: Fraser Laidlaw (Podcast), Jovana Vukajlovic (News & Views), Daniel Jones (News & Views), Luke Johnson (Podcast)

Seminar 3

Laura Speich
Bristol University

"Platelet evolution in diamond as a new thermochronometer for the lithospheric mantle"

Wednesday 9th November
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: MAS 2.06

Students Allocated: Daniel Coxon (Podcast), Jamie Friel (News & Views), Fraser Laidlaw (News & Views)

Seminar 4

Prof Daniele Dini
Imperial College London

"Multiscale modelling of surface interactions with particular application to damage and wear resistance in polycrystalline diamond tools"

Friday 25th November
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: MAS 2.06

Students Allocated: Claire Meara (Podcast), Jack Smith (News & Views), Max Williams (News & Views)

Seminar 5

Dr Stuart Barnes & Dr Helen Ascroft
Warwick Manufacturing Group

"Ultrasonic Assisted Machining in WMG and Diamond Cutting Tools"

Wednesday 7th December
14:00 - 15:00
MAS 2.06

Students Allocated: Bruno Rodriguez (Podcast), Luke Johnson (News & Views), Jiahui Zhao (News & Views)

Seminar 6

Dr Lidija Siller
Newcastle University

"De-agglomeration of diamonds"

Wednesday 1st February
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: MAS 2.06

Students Allocated: Georgia Wood (News & Views), Kerry Whittlesea (Podcast), Jovana Vukajlovic (Podcast)

Seminar 8

Prof Martin Booth
Univerity of Oxford

"3D Dynamic Laser Processing for Functional Devices in Diamond"

Wednesday 1st March
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: MAS 2.06

Students Allocated: Claire Meara (News & Views), Jamie Friel (Podcast), Jack Smith (Podcast), Scott Manifold (Podcast)

Seminar 10a

Nicola Palmer
Element Six

Thursday 19th January
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: S0.19

Students Allocated: Kerry Whittlesea (News & Views), Georgia Wood (Podcast)

Seminar 10b

Dr Achillefs Kapanidis
Univerity of Oxford

"Exploring DNA transactions using single-molecule tracking in living bacteria"

Monday 16th January
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: MAS 2.06

Students Allocated: Daniel Coxon (News & Views), Daniel Jones (Podcast), Jiahui Zhao (Podcast)

Previous Speakers (2015/16):

Seminar 1

Dr Jocelyn Achard
Laboratoire des Sciences des Procédés et des Matériaux

"Growth of thick and large size diamond single crystals by plasma assisted chemical vapour deposition"

Seminar 3

Dr Elke Neu
Saarland University

"Colour Centres in Diamond as Nanoscopic Quantum Sensors"

Seminar 4

Prof Chris Pickard
University of Cambridge

"Searching for the Most Dense Phases of Carbon"

Seminar 5

Dr Andy Jardine
Cavendish Laboratory

"Understanding and Tuning the Mechanical Properties of Diamond"

Seminar 6

Chris McConville
University of Warwick

"Photoemission: a powerful tool to probe the electronic structure of semiconductors"

Seminar 7

Dr David Moran
University of Glasgow

"Unlocking the potential of diamond for electronic device applications - Advanced surface transfer doping of diamond field effect transistors using transition metal oxides"

Seminar 8

Prof Gopalakrishnan Balasubramanian
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

"Towards Molecular Structure Microscopy using Single Spins in Diamond"

Seminar 10a

Dr Nathan Lawrence

"Electrochemical Sensors: Applications from within the Oilfield to the Ocean"

Seminar 10b

Prof Wolfgang Langbein
Cardiff University

"Quantitative CARS microscopy: Hyperspectral image analysis of cells"

Previous Speakers (2014/15):

Seminar 1:
Dr Neil Fox
Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Bristol

"Diamond Thermionic Solar Energy Converters"

Seminar 2:
Dr Chris Wort
New Technology Manager - E6 Group, Harwell, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

"Industrial aspects of cutting-edge diamond science and technology"

Seminar 3:
Prof. Dr. Fedor Jelezko
Universität Ulm, Institut für Quantenoptik, Ulm, Germany

"Qubits in diamond: Quantum Information Processing and Quantum Sensing"

Seminar 4:
Prof. Mike Payne, FRS
Director, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Methods for Materials Science,
Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

“What can Quantum Mechanical Simulation do for you?”

Seminar 5:
Prof. Richard Dashwood
Academic Director of the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), Chief Technical Officer of the WMG-centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult, University of Warwick.

"Low Carbon Mobility: Lightweighting Challenges"

Seminar 6:
Prof. Dr. Christoph Nebel
Head of the Micro- and Nano-Sensors Business Unit, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid-state Physics (IAF), Freiburg, Germany

"Single Defects in Diamond for Quantum Applications"

Seminar 7:
Dr. Colin Moorhouse
Oxford Lasers

"Laser Micromachining Principles"

Seminar 8:
Dr Mete Atature
Reader in Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

“Quantum Optics with Solid-State Spins and Photons”

Seminar 10a:
Prof. Phil Bartlett, FRS
Chemistry, University of Southampton.

"DNA discrimination using Electrochemical Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)"

Seminar 10b:
Prof Christian Eggeling
Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford

“Optical super-resolution STED microscopy and its use for studying membrane bioactivity”