University of Cambridge
Danny is a simple Irishman trying to make it as a theoretial physicist. He studies phase transitions in atomically thin materials, among other things. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, rock climbing, yoga, weight lifting, as well as organising Summer schools for computational methods for materials science.
Imperial College London
Derek is a Mechanical Engineering PhD student looking at modelling the plasticity of Tantalum-Tungsten alloys at Imperial College London. His research focuses on the failure of metals across a range of strain rates and how different manufacturing techniques affect it. Outside of this, Derek likes to play squash, football and basketball.
University of York
James in a PhD student working in the Condensed Matter Physics group at the University of York. His research is focused on using density functional theory to model the interaction of charge carriers with crystallographic defects in candidate materials for next-generation solar cells. Outside of physics, James enjoys going to the gym, binging television and films, and playing video games.
Ibn Tofail University
Oussama is a PhD student at Ibn Tofail University, Morocco. His thesis focuses on the modeling the microstructure evolution of Ni-base superalloys at high temperature, which are metallic materials used in the aerospace industry. He uses phase field models to investigate complex effects such as, elastic inhomogeneity, lattice misfit, volume fraction and plasticity, on the microstructure, both during heat treatment and under external loading.