Daisy Shearer

Postgraduate Research Student
MPhys Physics


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.

My qualifications

MPhys Physics

Dissertation: 'Investigating the DC Opto-electrical & Large Signal Characteristics of Electroabsorption Modulated Lasers'
University of Surrey

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Member of the Institute of Physics

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