Dr. David Edwards
David obtained an MSci in Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in 2014, and is expected to acquire his PhD from the same institution in 2018 pending completion of his viva. Over the course of his PhD his research focussed on ferroelectric materials, investigating the role of nanoscale stress on their microstructure and switching behaviour. He has gained experience with various AFM modes such as piezoresponse force microscopy, conductive-AFM and force spectroscopy. He joined the Nanoscale Function Group in March 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher, continuing work on an international collaborative project to elucidate the processing-structure-property relationships in ferroelectric thin films.