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Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

Department of Physics
Winton Programme Appoints Three New Fellows

The Winton Programme has appointed the latest round of Winton Advanced Research Fellows.  These positions provide opportunities for scientists to develop their independent research; Chiara Ciccarelli and Felix Deschler have taken up post with Alpha Lee due to come to Cambridge in autumn 2017.

Chiara Ciccarelli is a Junior Research Fellow at Gonville and Caius College and member of the Microelectronics Group at the Cavendish.  Her research is in the field of spintronics and she will be exploring fundamental new phenomena in antiferromagnetic systems that may have applications for data.  The project will involve setting up a new THz spectroscopy facility that could lead to increased interactions between a number of groups in the Cavendish and the Engineering and Chemical Engineering Departments.

Felix Deschler is a Herchel Smith Research Fellow and member of the Optoelectronics Group at the Cavendish.  He has led the activity in perovskite solar cells and LEDs in Cambridge and his work will explore “Excitonic Physics in two and three dimensional perosvkite hybrid systems”.  His research will expand the optical spectroscopy capabilities in the Department, combining temporal and spatial resolution.  His research links to a number of groups including NanoPhotonics, Atomic and Mesoscopic and Optical Physics and Quantum Matter together with collaborations in Engineering and Materials Department.

Alpha Lee is a George F Carrier Fellow at Harvard University, and will work in the general area of “Discovering soft ionotronic materials by integrating data into physics”.  He plans to develop methodologies that incorporate physics into machine learning that could be applied to a range of different problems across different disciplines.

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