Dr Gavin Burnell

Profile

Gavin is an Associate Professor in Condensed Matter Physics. From 2006 until 2011 he was an Advanced Research Fellow supported by EPSRC. After graduating from the Device Materials Group in Cambridge, before moving to Leeds and joining the group in the summer of 2006. He was promoted to Associate Professor in September 2015.

Research interests

Gavin's research interests centre on understanding the physics of electron transport in materials through the fabrication and characterisation of nanoscale devices, in particular in superconducting and magnetic hybrid structures. Conventional superconductivity and ferromagnetism are competing quantum phenomena requiring different ordering of electron spins. This mutual antagonism at the most fundamental level leads to a wide range of novel and interesting phenomena if sufficiently small energy and length scales can be examined. Doing this requires state-of-the-art nanofabrication and carrying out sensitive measurements at low temperature and the latest facilties based experiments.

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