Dr David Boldrin
- Research Associate (School of Physics & Astronomy)
I am a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research fellow and proleptic Lecturer in the Materials and Condensed Matter Physics (MCMP) group. For my fellowship "New Caloric Materials for Energy Efficient Refrigeration" I am developing new magnetic materials as more efficient and environmentally friendly replacements for conventional refrigerants. More broadly my fundamental interests lie in discovering, synthesising and studying materials which promise enhanced functional properties. Typically I focus on magnetic materials for sustainable energy applications, where their functionality arises from unique aspects of their magnetism. Inevitably this requires a fundamental understanding of their structure and physical properties, which is achieved by using advanced characterisation tools at large scale synchrotron and neutron facilities.