Two CDT alumni students published in the Springer Theses

Internationally top-ranked research institutes select their best thesis annually for publication in the Springer Theses series, and two of the School's alumni have been published.

Philip Thomas
Philip Thomas

Nominated and endorsed by two recognised specialists, each thesis is chosen for its scientific excellence and impact on research. For greater accessibility to non-specialists, the published versions include an extended introduction, as well as a foreword by the student’s supervisor explaining the special relevance of the work for the field.

As a whole, the series provides a valuable resource both for newcomers to the relevant field, and for other scientists seeking detailed background information on special questions. Finally, it provides an accredited documentation of the valuable contributions made by today’s younger generation of scientists.

Congratulations to Philip Thomas (cohort 2013) on the publication of his work, Narrow Plasmon Resonances in Hybrid Systems, and to Nick Kay (cohort 2012) on the publication of his work, Nanomechanical and Nanoelectromechanical Phenomena in 2D Atomic Crystals.

Philip had the following to say:

"I was delighted to be awarded the Springer Thesis Prize. I owe any successes during my PhD to the outstanding support I received from both my own research group in Manchester's physics department and the Graphene-NowNano CDT. While firmly rooted in physics, my thesis encompasses ideas ranging from electronics engineering to biochemistry. Whatever challenges I faced in my research, there was always a fellow CDT student with relevant expertise with whom I could talk things over or sometimes even collaborate!"

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