Matthew McMaster - Student Profile
Matthew McMaster (He/Him)
Current research project
Engineering shielding response of NiFe synthetic magnetic structures for high frequency application
In the application of data storage, as areal densities increase, so do the rates at which data is read and written. This requires new shielding solutions that are engineered at the GHz frequencies.
My project focuses on expanding previous static magnetic research of NiFe thin films for these shielding applications to include mapping of the high frequency parameters such as magnetic permeability and damping, while also combining these materials in the form of superlattice structures to further optimise the magnetic response.
My research is supported by EPSRC, Seagate Technology and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
I am a PhD student at the Centre for Nanostructured Media having started in September 2018 after graduating with an MSci joint honours degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics at Queen's. My Masters project focused on investigating pyramidal quantum dots for quantum networking and it was this that started my interest in material science and engineering. Since starting my PhD I have been given the opportunity to present my magnetics research at conferences both on a national and international level.
Advanced magnetic shielding solutions