Dr Dominique Laniel awarded Future Leaders Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Dominique Laniel on being awarded a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowship.

The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships have been instigated to ensure the strong supply of talented individuals needed for a vibrant environment for research and innovation in the UK.  We are pleased that Dr Laniel has been awarded a fellowship and joins CSEC.

Nitrogen-based technological materials

Dr. Dominique Laniel's research aims to synthesise next-generation high energy density and superhard nitrogen-based technological materials employing extreme pressure and temperature conditions—up to 1,500,000 times the atmospheric pressure and 5000 K. His research will also expand our fundamental understanding of matter at extreme conditions, essential for modelling planetary bodies and providing benchmarks for theoretical calculations. 

Dominique obtained his Master's degree in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Ottawa, Canada, followed by a PhD in Solid State Physics and Chemistry from the Sorbonnes University, France. He then pursued his research as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, and later through a Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft grant, at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, in the Laboratory of Crystallography - Materials Physics and Technology at Extreme Conditions.