A bit about me!
I am a 28 year old postdoctoral research assitant at the University of Hull, studying the effects of phonon confinement in 1D and 0D structures. I was previously a software consultant with Tessella, which entails working on software solutions that solve complex scientific problems for clients.
Prior to this, I worked as a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Hull, UK, specifically looking at the electronic transport properties of Gallium Nitride. My PhD (which I completed in July 2012) was gained in the same area. Previously, I studied for a BSc (Hons) in Physics with Lasers and Photonics at the same university, which was curiously a more experimental degree. However, it soon became apparent that I was more of a liability in the lab (though really, looking back, I pretty much have always been a liability – just ask everyone who has met me!) and so I shifted focus to a purely theoretical degree. I have never looked back – and I enjoy what I did!
If I’m not working, I’m generally out with friends (usually at the pub!), go-karting, playing on my Xbox or PC, writing some software (as a hobby!), reading one of the many “pop-science” books that I own, or generally catching up on sleep! I also have a passion for Formula 1, and I’m not a happy person if you interrupt me when I’m watching it!