Research themes within the CDT-CMP span a range of disciplines in the field of hard condensed matter physics, encompassing experiment, theory, fundamental physics and device applications. We have more than twenty research supervisors associated to the centre, giving prospective students a broad range of training experiences and diverse set of project options.

Project themes

These are some PhD project themes which exemplify the range of subjects covered by the CDT. You will select your actual PhD research project during your first year. The projects on offer will be more extensive than those described in this example list. Superconductivity Research on superconductivity in the CDT is wide ranging, spanning fundamental […]


Below is a list, ordered by year, of published scientific papers arising from work involving CDT students and supervisors (their names are highlighted in bold): 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 2021 Publications Superconducting Quantum Interference in Twisted van der Waals Heterostructures. Liam S. Farrar, Aimee Nevill, Zhen Jieh Lim, Geetha Balakrishnan, […]

Student Projects

Read more about what research our current students are doing. Cohort 1 Lewis Hart – Novel transition metal dichalcogenide semiconductors and heterostructures Supervisor – Dr. Daniel Wolverson There is a family of crystalline materials that can be isolated to layers which are only a few atoms thick, the 2D materials. Lewis’s work concentrates on two of […]

Student Theses

Cohort 1 (2014 intake) Name Theses Supervisor(s) Lewis Hart Novel transition metal dichalcogenide semiconductors and heterostructures Prof. Daniel Wolverson David Hooper  Second harmonic generation in metallic nanostructured arrays Prof. Ventsislav Valev Rebecca Purkiss  Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy of Si(111)-7×7: Local Atomic Manipulation and Light Emission Dr. Peter Sloan Joshua Robbins Anomalous Phenomena in Chiral Superconductors Prof. […]