Oxide Electronics Alumni

Meet our past Alumni and DPhil students


Roger joined the group as a Post Doc in 2010 and held this position until 2015, first on a joint appointment with the ISIS facility (RAL), then supported by an EPSRC grant on which I was the PI and finally on the Quantum Materials Platform Grant. He later held for a brief period of time (June 2015 – Jan 2016) the position of Instrument Scientist at the ISIS facility. Having won a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship, he returned to Oxford as an Advanced Fellow. He is now a lecturer at UCL. In 2014, Roger won the prestigious BCA-IOP Physical Crystallography Prize, awarded for the best recently published work by a person in the early stages of their career, working in the field of Physical Crystallography, whose research is expected to make a significant impact in the field.

Francis Chmiel (2014-2019)
Francis's DPhil dissertation was entitled"Magnetic ordering in functional iron oxides". Francis works as a data scientist at the Electronics and Computer Science department at the University of Southampton. You can contact Francis on Linkedin.

Noah Waterfield Price (2013-2018), joint student with the Diamond Light Source

Noah's DPhil dissertation was entitled "Domains and functionality in multiferroic BiFeO3 films", and was awarded the national PANalytical Thesis Prize in Physical Crystallography on November 4th, 2019 at Milton Hill House near Abingdon. The Malvern PANalytical Thesis Prize in Physical Crystallography is awarded every year for the best use of techniques or methods of Physical Crystallography in a successfully examined thesis submitted in the previous 12 months. Noah now works at Optellum, a startup company that develops machine learning methods for medical imaging. You can contact Noah on Linkedin.

James Beilsten-Edmands (2013-2018)

James' DPhil dissertation was entitled "Investigation of Structure and Electrical Hysteresis in Functional Materials". James now works as a Scientific Software Developer at Diamond Light Source. You can contact James on Linkedin.

Natasha Perks (2011-2015)
Natasha's DPhil dissertation was entitled "The role of charge and orbital ordering in quadruple perovskite materials with multiferroic potential". She is now training as a Patent Attorney. You can contact Natasha on Linkedin.

Alex Hearmon (2009-2013)
Alex' DPhil dissertation was entitled "Neutron, X-ray and Optical Studies of Multiferroic Materials", and was awarded the national PANalytical Thesis Prize in Physical Crystallography in 2014. He is now Head of Maths at Magdalen College School, Oxford. You can contact Alex on Linkedin.