Marty Gregg was appointed to a lectureship in the School of Maths and Physics in Queen's University Belfast in 1995, was promoted to a readership in 2002, and to a chair in 2007. Prior to his academic appointment, he attended Cambridge University for both his undergraduate and PhD degrees. His current research interests are in the experimental exploration of the behaviour of ferroelectrics at reduced dimensions and in nanoshapes of complex morphology.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and sits on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. He is a member of the EPSRC College with involvement in responsive mode, equipment initiative and 'adventure fund' panels. This is in addition to recent regular service on Science Foundation Ireland materials panels (acting as panel chair in Nov 2007). He is a member of an Industrial Advisory Board to the National Physical Laboratory, and a member of the IoP "Materials Chracterisation Group" Committee. He has given around 35 invited talks on his research since 2003. Recent noteworthy invitations include:
Workshop on Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics, Williamsburg, USA (February 2007); E-MRS Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France (June 2007); European School on Multiferroics, Grenoble, France (July 2007); Centre for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNM) User Meeting, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA (October 2007); Annual Meeting of the German Physical Society, Berlin, Germany (February 2008); International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF), Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (February 2008); Electroceramics XI, Manchester, England (September 2008); 2nd International Meeting on Materials for Electronic Applications IMMEA2009, Hammamet, Tunisia (May 2009); 3rd International Symposium on Functional Materials, ISFM2009, Jinju, Korea, (June 2009); Romanian Conference on Advanced Materials (ROCAM) 2009, Brashov, Romania (August 2009); Merging Atomistic and Continuum Analysis of Nanometer Length-Scale Metal-Oxide Systems (MACAN), Berlin, Germany (November 2009); Materials Research Society (MRS), Fall Meeting 2009, Boston, USA (November / December 2009); ICCMP Advanced Research Workshop on the Physics of Computer Technologies (PCT), Brazilia, Brazil (1-5 March 2010); Materials Research Society (MRS), Spring Meeting 2010, San Francisco, USA (April 2010)
He is also active in conference organizing, appointed as chair or co-chair for sessions in the following recent meetings: Focus session ‘16.12.2 Phase Transitions and Domains in Ferroelectric Nanostructures’ for American Physics Society Meeting (Denver USA March 2007); ‘Nanosize Effects in Ferroelectric Materials’, International Symposium on Integrated Ferroelectrics (ISIF) (Bordeaux May 2007); ‘3rd International Conference in Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing’, (Dublin, Ireland Dec 2007); ‘Small-dimensional ferroelectrics, interfaces and size effects’, International Symposium on Integrated Ferroelectrics (ISIF) (Singapore June 2008); ‘Thin Films’ in Electroceramics XI (Manchester, September 2008); Symposium co-organizer for symposium E “Metal Oxide Nanostructures: Synthesis, Properties and Applications”, EMRS (Strasbourg, June 2009); Symposium co-organizer and co-chair for “Functional Ceramic Materials and Devices”, EUROMAT (Glasgow, September 2009); International Symposium on Integrated Ferroelectrics (ISIF) (Edinburgh 2010).
In teaching, he delivers undergraduate courses in solid state physics, and synoptic physics at QUB, but also has commitments as an external examiner to the Department of Engineering Materials in the University of Sheffield and has acted as the principal examiner for the ‘Advanced Extension Award’ (AEA) national exam in physics from 2001-2009.