Research Highlights and News


  • A fully funded PH.D. position is available for a project on surface properties of high entropy alloys. The deadline for application is the 31st of January. Find more.


  • Liam Chandler was awarded the Best Poster Prize for his presentation on “Quasiperiodic Tilings Fabricated with Nanolithography and their Magnetic Properties” at European C-MetAC Days Conference held in Split, Croatia (November 2022). Congratulation Liam!
  • Dominic Burnie completed his PhD. The thesis title is Icosahedral Ag-In-Yb surfaces: clean surfaces, atomic motion, and adsorbate structures. Congratulation! (September 2022)
  • Liam Chandler, a 1st year PhD student, was awarded the IOP Thin Films and Surfaces Group Best Poster Prize for his work on “Multiscale Quasiperiodic Architectures and Characterising Their Physical Properties” (July 2022)
  • Delivered an invited talk at the International Conference on Frontier of Physics (ICFP)-2022, Nepal Physical Society, Kathmandu (January 2022)


  • Delivered an invited talk at the 25th International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (August 2021): Epitaxial thin films on Tsai-type quasicrystals 
  • An article published in a journal of the American Institute of Physics. It has been promoted as an Editor’s Pick.
  • We hosted a summer school ‘Complex Intermetallic Compounds for Applications’ from 24-28 May 2021. This is an annual event organised by the European Integrated Centre for the Development of New Metallic Alloys and Compounds (ECMetAC), report.
  • A fully-funded PhD position is available, Surface Properties of New Complex Metallic Alloys, the deadline for application is 12th March 2021
  • A joint paper with Tokyo University of Science and other institutes in Japan is published in Americal Physical Society Journal Physical Review B
  • Report of the 2nd NRN Global Knowledge Convention has been submitted to the Foreign Minister of Nepal.