Daisy Shearer is a PhD candidate in experimental condensed matter physics at the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute, working within the photonics and quantum sciences group. Her PhD research focuses on semiconductor spintronics and electron spin in InSb-based nanodevices for quantum technology applications.
She holds an integrated master’s degree in physics with first-class honours from the University of Surrey (2014-2018) where her master’s research project involved working in R&D at the Centre for Integrated Photonics developing High-Speed Electroabsorption Modulated Lasers (EMLs) for long-haul telecommunications.
She is a passionate researcher, science communicator, and educator with a drive to make STEM more accessible and inclusive, particularly disabled and neurodivergent people.
Dissertation: 'Investigating the DC Opto-electrical & Large Signal Characteristics of Electroabsorption Modulated Lasers'
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In the media
- Quantum technology
- III-V semiconductors
- Maskless Lithography
- Focused Ion Beam
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.