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RESEARCH FOCUS

Dr McQuaid’s research interest is in the functional properties of nanoscale oxide materials, specifically, in the fundamental dynamical behaviour of ferroic domain walls as well as their influence on electrical and thermal transport phenomena. These studies typically involve use of novel scanning probe microscopy techniques, electrical characterisation and low-temperature setups.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Nanoscale ferroelectric/ferroelastic materials
  • Generation and control of functionally active domain walls in electronic device formats
  • Fundamental studies of heat flow manipulation using domain walls
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