2017 - present: Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham.
2014 - 2017: Assistant Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham.
2009 - 2014 : Senior Research Fellow, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham.
2005 - 2009: Research Associate, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham.
2001 - 2005: Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University.
My research interests include investigating the properties of novel magnetic materials and new phenomena in magnetic materials and devices. Currently, I am studying the properties of magnetostrictive… read more
R.P. BEARDSLEY, S. BOWE, D.E. PARKES, C. REARDON, K.W. EDMONDS, B.L. GALLAGHER, S.A. CAVILL and A.W. RUSHFORTH, 2017. Deterministic control of magnetic vortex wall chirality by electric field Scientific Reports. 7, 7613 PARKES, D. E., SHELFORD, L. R., WADLEY, P., HOLY, V., WANG, M., HINDMARCH, A. T., VAN DER LAAN, G., CAMPION, R. P., EDMONDS, K. W., CAVILL, S. A. and RUSHFORTH, A. W., 2013. Magnetostrictive thin films for microwave spintronics SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 3, 2220 OSTLER, T. A., CUADRADO, R., CHANTRELL, R. W., RUSHFORTH, A. W. and CAVILL, S. A., 2015. Strain Induced Vortex Core Switching in Planar Magnetostrictive Nanostructures PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. 115(6),
WADLEY, P., HOWELLS, B., ZELEZNY, J., ANDREWS, C., HILLS, V., CAMPION, R. P., NOVAK, V., OLEJNIK, K., MACCHEROZZI, F., DHESI, S. S., MARTIN, S. Y., WAGNER, T., WUNDERLICH, J., FREIMUTH, F., MOKROUSOV, Y., KUNES, J., CHAUHAN, J. S., GRZYBOWSKI, M. J., RUSHFORTH, A. W., EDMONDS, K. W., GALLAGHER, B. L. and JUNGWIRTH, T., 2016. Electrical switching of an antiferromagnet SCIENCE. 351(6273), 587-590
My research interests include investigating the properties of novel magnetic materials and new phenomena in magnetic materials and devices. Currently, I am studying the properties of magnetostrictive materials in thin film form and in nanoscale devices. I am interested in developing ways to couple magnetic systems to other physical systems, such as phonon resonators, and I investigate the use of mechanical strain to manipulate nanoscale magnetic textures. Such materials and devices are prospective for applications in Quantum Technologies, low energy information storage technologies, sensors and energy harvesting.
Previously, I have studied the dilute magnetic semiconductor (Ga,Mn)As, in which the strong spin-orbit coupling creates a significant interplay between the magnetic properties and other properties including electrical transport, carrier density and mechanical strain. This enabled us to demonstrate novel functionalities, including non-volatile control of the magnetic transition (Curie) temperature by a ferroelectric gate, and control of the direction of the magnetisation vector via voltage-induced mechanical strain.
Prior to working in Nottingham I worked as a Research Associate in the Semiconductor Physics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, UK (2001-2005). My work involved investigating the electrical transport properties of coupled quantum dot systems with a view to their potential application as qubits in quantum computation.