Dr Thomas Moore


Thomas Moore is an Associate Professor in Condensed Matter Physics.  He obtained his PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and was subsequently a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and postdoctoral research fellow at Spintec and the Institut Neel in Grenoble, France, before arriving in Leeds as a lecturer in 2010.


Research interests

His research is in nanomagnetism and spintronics. In the Condensed Matter group we deposit ultrathin layers of magnetic materials such as iron, cobalt and nickel and use nanofabrication techniques to pattern them into nanostructures. We are interested both in the fundamental physics of magnetic nanostructures and in applications in electronic devices which exploit the spin of the electron.  Current interests are in thin magnetic films with perpendicularly oriented magnetization, domain walls, skyrmions, and hybrid piezoelectric/magnetic structures.


  • PhD
  • MSci (Hons)

Professional memberships

  • Institute of Physics
  • IEEE Magnetics Society

Student education

Postgraduate projects currently available:

Interaction of surface acoustic waves and thin magnetic films

Chiral spin structures in antiferromagnet-ferromagnet bilayers

Morphology and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction at the Co/Pt interface

Electric field control of magnetism in artificial multiferroics


Undergraduate teaching:

I am Year 1 Convenor, 1st year lab convenor and I give a lecture course on Magnetism in Condensed Matter.

Postgraduate research opportunities

We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our research opportunities allow you to search for projects and scholarships.

Projects currently available: