My PhD was supervised by Prof. Chris McConville at the University of Warwick. I worked in the Surface, Interface and Thin Films group.

My thesis title is "Photoelectron Spectroscopy Investigation of CdO" and can be downloaded here.

Cadmium Oxide (CdO) is a material which can be made both optically transparent and electrically conducting, this places it in a very useful family of materials called transparent conducting oxides (TCOs). TCOs are used in a variety of technological application currently including solar cells, display technologies, gas sensing and catalysis.

 The Science City Photoemission Lab at University of Warwick

The Science City Photoemission Lab at University of Warwick

During my PhD I studied CdO using photoemission spectroscopy techniques. These experiments were performed using the excellent facilities at University of Warwick pictured and also at the Diamond (UK) and Aarhus ISA (Denmark) synchrotrons. All photoemission experiments are performed under ultra-high vacuum (UHV) requiring the use of stainless steel chambers seen above.

During my PhD I published several research papers which can be found on the publications page.

Following my PhD I worked as a visiting scientist at the I05 (ARPES) beamline at Diamond light source  for 6 months.