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Dr Daniel Zabek

Dr Daniel Zabek

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow

+44 (0)29 2251 2267
Room W1.35, Queen's Buildings - West Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision


Call for papers: 'Micro and Nano-Structured Energy Harvesters and Thermal Generators'

Dr Daniel Zabek is a material scientist and a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow (2019 - 2024) working on the next generation of functional and smart materials and fluids, which includes:

  • Ferromagnetic and ferroelectric phenomena in solids and liquids;
  • Thermal-, pyroelectric- and dielectric properties of polymers, ceramics and composites;
  • Two-phase energy systems (solid-liquid-vapour); and
  • Waste heat recovery and energy harvesting.

Daniel is a member of the Magnetics and Materials Research Group at Cardiff University.



  • 2016, PhD, University of Bath, United Kingdom.
  • 2012, MSc with Distinction, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom.
  • 2011, BSc, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET).  
  • Associate Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College.
  • Commitee Member of the UK Magnetics Society.


I am interested in supervising PhD/MSc and final year projects in the following areas:

  • Ferromagnetic Ferrofluids for Medical and Thermal Applications.
  • Piezoelectric Composite Structures for Vibration Energy Harvesting.
  • Pyroelectric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery and Thermal Energy Harvesting.

Please get in touch by email if you would like to discuss a research proposal.