Daisy Shearer is a PhD student at the University of Surrey working primarily within the Photonics and Quantum Sciences group at the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI). Her project is currently focused on electron spin polarization in InSb-based nanodevices.
She holds an integrated Master's degree in Physics with first-class honours from the University of Surrey (2014-2018). Her research project involved working in R&D at the Centre for Integrated Photonics developing High-Speed Electroabsorption Modulated Lasers (EMLs) for long-haul telecommunications.
Dissertation: 'Investigating the DC Opto-electrical & Large Signal Characteristics of Electroabsorption Modulated Lasers'
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In the media
Semiconductor Spintronics, Quantum Hall Effect, Quantum Point Contacts Ballistic transport in III-V semiconductors, Majorana Zero Modes, Proximity-induced Superconductivity, Solotronics, Focused Ion Beam Lithography, Rapid Prototyping of Nanodevices, Maskless Lithography, Nanophotonics, Quantum Metrology, Quantum Information & Computing, Topological Quantum Computing
This project aims to develop InSb-based devices which produce spin-polarized currents for spin injection into quantum technologies. Direct-write fabrication techniques are being developed for fast prototyping of nanodevices from InSb heterostructures as well as investigation of spin-orbit interaction and quantum transport in quantum wells.
I'm currently working towards my Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning and have been a laboratory demonstrator for a variety of modules, including year 2 physics and FEPS foundation year.