Dr Alston J. Misquitta
13 February 2019
Congratulations to Dr Alston J. Misquitta who has received an International Exchange Cost Share (with CNRS) grant of £10.8K from the Royal Society.
Dr Ovando Carter
11 February 2019
Congratulations to Ovando Carter who has successfully passed the PhD with minor corrections.
Professor Alan Drew
6 January 2019
Congratulations Prof Alan Drew who has received a £20k Global Challenges Research fund (GCRF).
Dr Kostya Trachenko
2 September 2018
Dr Kostya Trachenko has been awarded an EPSRC innovation acceleration award (£45,600).
Congratulations to Dr Koji Yokoyama
27 October 2017
Congratulations to Dr Koji Yokoyama, one of our PDRAs working on the MuSES project with Alan Drew, who recently won the poster prize at the international conference on muon spin spectroscopy.
Two postdoctoral research assistant positions
27 October 2017
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has two vacancies for 36 months for a Postdoctoral Research Assistants.
Liquid-like metals under pressure
18 November 2016
There is currently a surge of interest in mechanical behaviour of nanoscale systems with the aim to understand if metastability in a variety of materials can be achieved, explained and indeed exploited.
Local insight into electric ordering
10 November 2016
Hybrid perovskite analogues – materials that combine small organic ions with metals to create a framework structure – have important applications in fields ranging from solar power generation to computing and data storage.
Dr Helen Duncan
27 October 2016
Congratulations to Dr Helen Duncan, who has been awarded her PhD for a thesis entitled Modelling local order in organic and metal-organic ferroic materials using the reverse Monte Carlo method and total neutron scattering, supervised by Dr Anthony Phillips and Prof. Martin Dove.
6 January 2016
Functional materials have physical and chemical properties that are sensitive to a change in their environment: for instance, they might depend on temperature, pressure, electric field, magnetic field and optical wavelength.
Experiments Exploiting Central Facilities
4 January 2016
The centre makes considerable use of beams of radiation produced at national facilities such as ISIS and Diamond. ISIS generates beams of neutrons and muons, and Diamond is a synchrotron that produces high-intensity beams of electromagnetic radiation of x-ray wavelengths and larger.
Disordered and Nanoscale Materials
1 January 2016
2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)
14 December 2014
Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails may have to ditch the beer traps and egg shells and revert to developing a strong throwing arm, according to new research co-authored by a physicist at Queen Mary University of London.
QMUL hosts CRIM 2013
25 June 2013
51st European High Pressure Research Group: EHPRG 2013
11 March 2013
New insights into the glass transition
4 May 2011
What happens to a liquid when you cool it to obtain a glass? Despite the apparent simplicity of this question, understanding glass transition has defied the previous efforts of many theorists, and has become has become one of the "most interesting unsolved problem in solid state theory", according to eminent scientists. This is particularly exciting because we now claim to understand such exotic states of matter such as superfluidity and superconductivity, yet cooling a liquid to obtain glass comes across as conceptually simple.