Shajeth Srigengan


I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2015 with a 1st Class Honours degree in Physics. I am now currently working as a postgraduate research student in the Soft Matter group in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds, under the supervision of Prof. Helen Gleeson.

Research interests

I am currently working in the field of liquid crystals. More specifically I am interested in novel phase behaviour in bent-core liquid crystal systems. My research involves a number of experimental techniques which are carried out to observe and characterise these systems; these include using polarizing optical microscopy, Fréedericksz transition dielectric measurements, electro-optic measurements. My work also involves creating liquid crystal devices which hold the materials in, which are used to carry out the experiments mentioned above.


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