Tom joined NPLs Quantum Materials and Sensors group as a PhD student in 2017, after finishing his undergraduate degree in physics at the University of Surrey. His studentship is held jointly between NPL and Royal Holloway, University of London. Tom’s research project is based on the study of light-matter interactions in 2D materials.
Areas of interest
Tom uses a range of techniques, including Raman spectroscopy and scanning near-field optical microscopy, to characterise 2D materials. He is particularly focused on the interplay between light-matter interactions and the physical features of real 2D materials, such as fractures, strains and bubbles. By studying this interplay, Tom hopes to enable new methods for engineering the optoelectronic properties of devices through physical means, as well as new ways to probe physical features using optical techniques.