Group Colloquia 2016-2017

Group Colloquia 2016-2017

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We extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in attending.

Unless an alternative is stated below, all seminars are held in the SUPA video-conferencing room (Room 255a, School of Physics and Astronomy) at 1300.

You may also be interested to see the wide and varied speakers from previous years and also the School of Physics & Astronomy colloquia schedule.

Regular Colloquium series

Date  Title Presenter 
Friday 9th September

Optimizing spatial resolution and minimizing beam damage in TEM and EELS

Prof. R.F. Egerton, Physics Department, University of Alberta, Canada

13:00 Thursday 15th September, Rm 323 Domain walls and magnetisation dynamics in magnetostrictive thin films Prof. Andrew Rushforth, University of Nottingham
13:00 Wednesday 28th September, Rm 323 From domain walls towards functional skyrmion devices Ales Hrabec, MCMP group, Glasgow
5th October, Rm 323 Studying catalyst nanoparticles supported on CNTs: Answers from STEM-EELS Ida Hjorth, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
16:00 Thursday 13th October, Rm 323

IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecture

Spin Dynamics in Inhomogeneously Magnetized Systems

Prof. Teruo Ono, Kyoto University, Japan
23rd November, Rm 323 Ge on Si for Integrated Photonics Applications Aneeqa Bashir, MCMP group, Glasgow

Using Atomic Structure/Composition Analysis To Improve Sensing Systems

Hafizah Noor Isa, MCMP/IGR group, Glasgow

Alastair Doye, MCMP/IGR group, Glasgow
11:00 Friday 2nd December, Rm 323 Broadband Terahertz photonics Matteo Clerici, School of Engineering, Glasgow
Postponed Improvement of shape memory effect through delta to gamma transformation in FeMnSi-based shape memory alloys Huabei Peng, MCMP group, Glasgow
3pm, Wednesday 5th April, Rm 323

IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecture

Functionalized Hybrid Nanomagnets: New Materials for Innovations in Energy Storage and Medical Theranostics
Prof. Michael Farle,
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, and Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia
10th May Metal oxide nanoparticles: synthesis, characterisation and magnetic properties.

Compressive sensing used in Transmission Electron Microscopy

Trevor Almeida, MCMP group, Glasgow


Magnus Nord, MCMP group, Glasgow

24th May EELS: From the General to the Particulate. Prof. Alan Craven, MCMP group, Glasgow
31st May

Using Atomic Structure/Composition Analysis To Improve Sensing Systems

Alastair Doye, MCMP/IGR group, Glasgow

14th June

Pulsed Laser Deposition of Half-Heusler Thin Films

Robert Webster, MCMP group, Glasgow

28th June

Resistive switching in ZnO devices

Monifa Phillips, MCMP group, Glasgow

12th July

Skating on spin ice

Characterising HAMR plasmonic near-field transducers with STEM EELS

Gavin MacAuly, MCMP group, Glasgow


Liam Wright, MCMP group, Glasgow

19th July

Investigation of magnetostriction in NiFe thin films

Getting Hot with Thermoelectrics

Alison Cowan, MCMP group, Glasgow

John Halpin, MCMP group, Glasgow

26th July


Reliable Quantification of Mixed Oxide Coatings

Hafizah Noor Isa, MCMP/IGR group, Glasgow

31st July, 3pm

Energy barriers and lifetimes of skyrmions in an ultrathin film: Pd/Fe/Ir(111)

Stephan von Malottki, ITAP, Kiel University

2nd August


A spin ice with chiral dynamics and a pair of magnetic singularities

Sebastian Giga, MCMP group, Glasgow

9th August


EELS quantification of steels

Characterisating domain walls in magnetic systems by TEM

Sean Hughs, MCMP group, Glasgow

Bianca Sala, MCMP group, Glasgow

Kayla Fallon, MCMP group, Glasgow

16th August Topological excitations in thin film ferromagnets and artificial spin ices

Dr Ezio IacoccaDepartment of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado and Department of Physics Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

30th August

The application of transmission Kikuchi diffraction and atom probe microscopy to extra-terrestrial materials.

Luke Daly, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, Glasgow

27th September, room 220

 Finite size effects and artificial spin structures

Dr Björgvin Hjörvarsson, Uppsala University, Sweden.