Patrick was the internal examiner for Vasilis Georgiadis, a member of Dr Darren Graham‘s research group in Manchester. Vasilis defended his thesis entitled “Terahertz-driven manipulation of electron bunches using dielectric-lined waveguides“.
Patrick acted as external examiner for the PhD viva of Arelo Tanoh (a student in the Rao group at the University of Cambridge). Arelo defended his thesis, entited “LUMINESCENT HARNESSING OF 2D TRANSITION METAL DICHALCOGENIDE EXCITONS”.
A huge congratulations to group PhD student Stefan Skalsky (co-supervised with Prof. Wendy Flavell) who passed his PhD viva with minor corrections. Even more impresively, he managed to deal with the challenges of a video-cal based viva.
His examiners were Prof. David Mowbray (Sheffield) and Prof. Mark Dickinson (Manchester).
Arturo has already secured a postdoctoral position to start in a few weeks; we’ll be sad to see him go, but wish him the best for his future beyond Manchester and the North West! Over the past four years Arturo has built much of the experimental tools and techniques for our work on nanowires and nanowire lasers – as well as dealing with lab moves and teaching.
All the best to Arturo on the next stage of his career!
Patrick was the internal PhD examiner for Henry Maguire in the Nazir group at the University of Manchester. Henry submitted his thesis on “Optically driven nanostructures with strong vibronic coupling“, and Dr Alex Chin was the external examiner.
Patrick was the external examiner for Limeng Ni, a PhD student in the group of Akshay Rao at the University of Cambridge. Limeng was examined on her thesis exploring energy transfer in 2D perovskite materials, nanoparticles, and lanthenide-containing materials with a focus on singlet fission and triplet-triplet annihilation.
Patrick acted as external examiner for Tim Crothers, a student with Prof. Laura Herz in Physics at Oxford University. Tim defended his thesis on Charge-carrier transport and recombination dynamics in metal halide perovskites.