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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 3

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
CV4 7AL

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 2

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
CV4 7AL

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

G.Stimpson.1@warwick.ac.uk

Cohort 3: PhD, Year 1

Daniel Coxon

D. Coxon

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

d.j.l.coxon@warwick.ac.uk

Jamie Friel

J. Friel

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

J.Friel@warwick.ac.uk


Luke Johnson

L. Johnson

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

Luke.Johnson@warwick.ac.uk

Fraser Laidlaw

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

F.Laidlaw@warwick.ac.uk

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
CV4 7AL

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

Warwick Electrochemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Warwick
CV4 7AL

g dot wood at warwick dot ac dot uk

Jiahui Zhao

J. Zhao

PhD Title:
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Mark Newton
Institution: University of Warwick

University of Warwick
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J.Zhao.12@warwick.ac.uk

Cohort 4: MSc Year

Rajesh Patel

RPatel

I did a Masters in Physics at the University of Warwick and due to my final year undergraduate project on Topological Insulators and Topological Weyl Semi-metals, I decided to pursue a PhD in condensed matter physics which led me to the Warwick DST. My PhD project will be developing sensors to detect weak magnetic fields for medical applications.

PhD Title: Magnetometry with an ensemble of nitrogen-vacancy centres in diamond
PhD Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Gavin Morley
Institution: University of Warwick

Teena Rajan

TRajan

I recently graduated from Warwick University with a Master in Chemistry.

During my degree, I developed an interest in electro-analytical chemistry, from my project with Prof. Mauro Bertotti (Preparation of Gold Micro-Electrodes for Biological Applications). Hence, when considering possible PhD opportunities, the CDT in Diamond Science and Technology became particularly interesting, due to the PhD project (Bioanalytical Application of Diamond Electrodes). In addition, the interdisciplinary nature of the program, and the two ten-week mini projects, provides a unique opportunity to acquire experience and knowledge in various relevant areas.

PhD Title: Bioanalytical Applications of Diamond Electrodes
PhD Supervisor:
Prof Julie Macpherson
Institution:
University of Warwick

Jennifer Orme

JOrme

I recently graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Masters in Physics with Theoretical Physics. I knew I wanted to continue my academic career by doing a PhD but was unsure about what topic to pursue. After hearing about the DST doctoral training centre and researching the topic myself, I decided that the program was a unique opportunity I wanted to pursue. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge and skills into more practical and applied research areas and know I will have the support of the leading academics and industry partners in the field.

PhD Title: Quantitative Optical Measurements on Diamond
PhD Supervisor:
Prof. Mark Newton, Prof. Mike Glazer and Prof. Pam Thomas
Institution:
University of Warwick

James Brixey

JBrixey

I am James Brixey, recently a graduate from the Masters in Maths and Physics at Warwick (FG31). I am currently in the masters year of the Diamond Science center for doctoral training at warwick, which will lead to a PhD in Multiscale modelling of the effects of defects on the mechanical properties of Diamond. To unpack this: We have a crack propagating in diamond. We can model it at multiple scales, allowing a trade off between accuracy of the result and efficiency of the computation. Now I will be dealing with the change in mechanical property when there is a defect (some atom that is not carbon, i.e. a hydrogen) inside the diamond. I shall be supervised by James Kermode, and I have mini projects in Nottingham, with John Goss, and London imperial college.

I am interested in maths, and in the interface between the world of maths and the real world, using maths as machinery to describe what we see and experience around us. I joined this PhD program in order to continue pursuing this interest.

My hobbies include (but are not limited to) reading, playing violin and Juggling.

PhD Title: Multiscale Modelling of the Effect of Defects on the Mechanical Properties of Diamond
PhD Supervisor: Dr James Kermode
Institution: University of Warwick

Lewis Mills

LMills

My undergraduate study was at the University of York, where I graduated with an MPhys degree in Physics with Astrophysics. I knew that I wanted to go on to study for a PhD but was unsure of what field I wanted to go into until I found out about the DST CDT. After talking with Mark Newton about the CDT and his project on ‘Spectroscopic and Imaging Studies of Defect Distributions in Natural and Synthetic Diamond’ I decided that the CDT was the right course for me.

PhD Title: Spectroscopic and Imaging Studies of Defect Distributions in Natural and Synthetic Diamond
PhD Supervisor:
Prof. Mark Newton
Institution:
University of Warwick

William Leigh

WLeigh

Having completed my studies in Chemistry at the University of Warwick in 2017, I chose to pursue further study. The Diamond Science and Technology course encompassed areas that I had enjoyed at undergraduate level, and having experienced the teaching quality at Warwick first hand, it was the obvious choice. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge as well as improving my practical skills within a cutting edge and rapidly expanding field.

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