School of Physics and Astronomy
I am interested in the physical properties of solids at high pressure, which I study with x-ray diffraction and inelastic x-ray scattering experiments in combination with ab initio electronic structure calculations.
- Pure Elements: Over the past decade, numerous elements have been discovered to adopt high-pressure phases with extremely complex crystal structures. I study the physical properties and teh mechanisms that stabilise exotic elemental phases.
- Thermoelectric Materials: I am interested in understanding why some thermoelectric materials show dramatic enhancements of their properties at high pressure, so as to help create better-performing thermolectrics.