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 UoW Logo Prof. Julie Macpherson Chemistry j dot macpherson at warwick dot ac dot uk
Prof Patrick Unwin Chemistry P dot R dot Unwin at warwick dot ac dot uk
Prof Mark Newton Physics m dot e dot newton at warwick dot ac dot uk
Dr Gavin Morley Physics gavin dot morley at warwick dot ac dot uk
Dr Animesh Datta Physics animesh dot datta at warwick dot ac dot uk
Dr Ana Sanchez Physics a dot m dot sanchez at warwick dot ac dot uk
Prof Barbara Shollock Warwick Manufacturing Group B dot Shollock at warwick dot ac dot uk
Dr Claire Dancer Warwick Manufacturing Group C dot Dancer at warwick dot ac dot uk
Prof Phil Mawby Engineering P dot A dot Mawby at warwick dot ac dot uk
Dr James Kermode Engineering j dot r dot kermode at warwick dot ac dot uk
Dr Peter Gammon Engineering P dot M dot Gammon at Warwick dot ac dot uk

Cohort 1: PhD, Year 2

Phil Diggle
SSLC Rep

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PhD Title: Single Defect Imaging Studies of the synthesis and processing of diamond
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Mark Newton
Institution: University of Warwick

EPR & Diamond Group
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
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Tel: +44(0) 24 7615 0813
p dot diggle at warwick dot ac dot uk

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Sam Cobb
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PhD Title: Development of Smart Diamond Windows for Electrochemical Sensing in Real Environments
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Julie MacPherson
Institution: University of Warwick

Warwick Electrochemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Warwick
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Samuel.Cobb@warwick.ac.uk

Enrik Nako
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PhD Title: Hydrogen in diamond: Defects and Diffusion
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Mark Newton
Institution: University of Warwick

EPR & Diamond Group
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
CV4 7AL

Tel: +44(0) 24 7615 0813
e.nako@warwick.ac.uk

Cohort 2: PhD, Year 1

Alex Borrill
SSLC Rep

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PhD Title: Engineered Diamond for Spectroelectrochemistry
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Julie Macpherson
Institution: University of Warwick

Warwick Electrochemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Warwick
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A dot J dot Borrill at warwick dot ac dot uk

Guy Stimpson

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PhD Title: Nitrogen-Vacancy Qubit Experiments in High Magnetic Fields
PhD Supervisor: Dr. Gavin Morley
Institution: University of Warwick

Cohort 3: MSc Year

Daniel Coxon

D. Coxon

I recently graduated with a masters degree in chemistry from Warwick. During the summer after my third year I worked on an academic summer project and developed an interest in laser spectroscopy. My supervisor prompted me to apply for Diamond CDT as a means of doing a PhD in a similar area.

I am looking forward to extending my stay at Warwick, but also to gaining experience during the mini-projects with Cardiff and De Beers.

PhD Title: A study of the relaxation dynamics of local vibrational modes associated with hydrogen in diamond
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Mark Newton
Institution: University of Warwick

Jamie Friel

J. Friel

I graduated from Aberystwyth University with a masters in mathematics. My final, final year project looked at quantum control theory, specifically using the quantum Zeno effect and Hamiltonian purification to induce universal control in systems of commuting Hamiltonians. I will continue to look at quantum control and information theory with Animesh Datta in NV centres of diamonds. This is a very exciting and rapidly accelerating field, quantum metrology particularly spurred on by the use of squeezed quantum states in LIGO.

PhD Title: Processing and controlling quantum information in NV centre architectures
PhD Supervisor: Dr. Animesh Datta
Institution: University of Warwick

Luke Johnson

L. Johnson

I completed my undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Warwick in 2014. I chose to come back to Warwick to pursue a Masters in Diamond Science due to the fantastic teaching I received previously and the close correlation with my favourite topics studied at undergraduate level, which I wish to develop a greater knowledge of.

PhD Title: Smart Sensor Technologies for Diamond/cBN Tools
PhD Supervisor:
Dr Stuart Barnes and Prof Mark Newton
Institution:
University of Warwick

Fraser Laidlaw

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I graduated from the University of Glasgow with a first class Masters in Physics with Astrophysics. During the last couple of years of my undergraduate degree I carried out a number of projects in materials and condensed matter physics using electron microscopy, it was during this time I gained an appreciation of the impact that material properties had on their application and how they could be tailored to meet different criteria. I applied for the DST CDT as the interdisciplinary nature of the course will provide me with a good base of knowledge and experience from which to progress into my PhD. My PhD will involve using electron microscopy to characterise defects and dislocations in both natural and synthetic diamond. It will take place at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Dr Ana Sanchez.

PhD Title: Electron Microscopy of Dislocations and Vacancy Clusters in Diamond
PhD Supervisor:
Dr. Ana Sanchez
Institution:
University of Warwick

Bruno Rodriguez

B. Rodriguez

PhD Title: Optimisation and Performance of Diamond Like-Coatings for Automotive Applications
PhD Supervisors:
Prof. Barbara Shollock & Dr John Low
Institution:
University of Warwick


WMG
University of Warwick
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B dot Rodriguez at warwick dot ac dot uk

Georgia Wood

G. Wood

PhD Title: Boron Doped Diamond Micro- and Nano-Particles for Electrochemical Applications
PhD Supervisor:
Prof. Julie Macpherson
Institution:
University of Warwick

University of Warwick
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g dot wood at warwick dot ac dot uk

Jiahui Zhao

J. Zhao

I graduated in 2014 from China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB) and gained my Bachelor’s degree in Gemmology and Material Technology. I also obtained gemology diploma issued by FGA. After my graduation from CUGB, I worked for a gems and jewelry identification centre founding by Chinese government for two years. I really looking forward to the Diamond CDT programme, because the specialist knowledge and top-class research environment will be provided. And I think the DST professional training programme will be helpful for my future career and research by enhancing my academic and professional skills.

Stand alone MSc