Demetris Soukeras, a PhD student at Imperial College London, is recipient of a 2021 J.A. Woollam Company Scholarship from the SVC Foundation.
Demetris writes “I am honoured to receive the J.A. Woollam Company scholarship. I have great respect for your charitable and scientific support for the vacuum coating community through the SVC Foundation. This scholarship gives me the opportunity to explore research ideas and vacuum engineering projects that would have otherwise been infeasible. I am very grateful for this opportunity.”
“I am a PhD student at Imperial College under the supervision of Prof. Sandrine Heutz. As part of the Processable Electronics Centre for Doctoral Training (PECDT) and the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) I am developing molecular thin films with interesting magnetic properties for use in spintronics. I grow these films in a Kurt J Lesker SPECTROS vacuum chamber via organic molecular beam deposition. It is by no means an exaggeration to state that my doctorate revolves around a good understanding of vacuum coating and takes every opportunity to push the technique to its limits with equipment available.”