Research Highlights and News


  • 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, 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.