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 newcastle_master_colrgb.jpg Dr. Jonathan Goss Electrical and Electronic Engineering jonathan dot goss at newcastle dot ac dot uk
Prof Patrick Briddon Electrical and Electronic Engineering patrick dot briddon at ncl dot ac dot uk
Dr Alton Horsfall Electrical and Electronic Engineering alton dot horsfall at ncl dot ac dot uk
Prof Nick Wright Electrical and Electronic Engineering nick dot wright at ncl dot ac dot uk
Dr Lidija Siller Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials lidija dot siller at ncl dot ac dot uk

Cohort 3: MSc Year

Claire Meara

C. Meara

I graduated in 2013 from Newcastle University with a 1st Class BSc in Natural Sciences; Mathematics and Physics. Since studying, I started careers in both finance and technology consultancy. I learned a lot from my enjoyed my time working, but realised I missed the subjects I loved studying whilst at University. My PhD project will be: Accurate Electronic Structure Calculations of Diamond: Quantum Dots and Defect Energies at Newcastle University. This programme seems like an amazing opportunity due to the range of subjects taught, strong industry links, and teaching from subject matter experts. I am keen to begin learning again and to take full advantage of the wide range of skills development on offer.

PhD Title: Accurate Electronic Structure Calculations of Diamond: Quantum Dots and Defect Energies
PhD Supervisor: Dr. Jon Goss
Institution: Newcastle University

Jovana Vukajlovic

J. Vukajlovic

Hi, my name is Jovana and I am 24. I come from Serbia. I finished both my undergraduate and master studies there. I specialized in Material Science-Ceramics Materials.

I am keen on sports. I also enjoy learning foreign languages.

PhD Title: Investigations of catalytic and optical behaviour of nanodiamond aerosols and thin aerosol films
PhD Supervisor:
Dr. Lidija Siller
Newcastle University

Cohort 4: MSc Year

Ben Woodward

As an undergraduate at the university of Leicester I gained an appreciation for the development and application of sensory instruments and the proper handling of the data they generated. This lead nicely into a final year reading project on space based LIDAR (Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging) and the various issues that plagued their production and operation. Upon referral to the DST CDT, Dr. Horsfall's project appealed to me greatly owing to an enduring interest in electronics and a desire to broaden my skills and knowledge as a scientist.

Aside from materials science and electronics, I am also deeply interested in nuclear physics and plasma physics.

PhD Title: Supporting Diamond Sensors in Extreme Environments
PhD Supervisor: Dr. Alton Horsfall
Institution: University of Newcastle