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Dr Jerome Cuenca

Dr Jerome Cuenca

Research Associate
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

School of Physics and Astronomy

Email
cuencaj@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
Queen's Buildings - South Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

My research interests are in the application of microwave engineering to the field of materials science. In particular, my focus is on lab grown diamond films using high power microwave plasma chemical vapour deposition (MPCVD) and their characterisation using low power microwave dielectric spectroscopy.

My current active projects are:

  • GaN-DaME - The integration of MPCVD poly-crystalline diamond with GaN-on-Si wafers.
  • Microwave dielectric spectroscopy of various materials including CVD diamond films and nanoparticles.
  • Finite element modelling of
    - Microwave resonator design for various sensing applications
    - Plasma distributions in MPCVD reactors
    - Thermal stresses in CVD diamond wafer stacks

Education

  • 2015: PhD (Microwave Engineering & Materials Science), Cardiff University
  • 2012: BEng (Electronic & Communications Engineering, 1st), Cardiff University
  • 2008: CertHE (Music Technology, Distinction), Bournemouth University

Career overview

  • 2015 - present: Research Associate, Cardiff University
  • 2010 - 2011: Industrial Placement Engineer, Cassidian (Airbus Group)
  • 2009 - 2012: Undergraduate Student, Cardiff University
  • 2007 - 2008: Undergraduate Student, Bournemouth University

Honours and awards

  • 2016 - Da Vinci Award winner, Cardiff University
  • 2011 - Licentiateship Award in Electronic Engineering City & Guilds, Cardiff University
  • 2011 - Project Brunel Spot Award, Cassidian (Airbus Group)

Academic positions

  • 2018 - present: Research Associate, Cardiff Diamond Foundry
  • 2017 - 2018: Research Associate, Sensors, Signals and Imaging Group
  • 2015 - 2017: Research Associate, Wolfson Centre for Magnetics

Speaking engagements

  • UK Nitrides Conference, Cardiff (2020) [Talk]
  • AMPERE, Valencia (2019) [Talk x2]
  • New Diamond and Nano Carbon Conference (NDNC), Taiwan (2019) [Poster]
  • Diamond D-Day, Bristol (2019)  [Poster]
  • UK Nitrides Conference, Glasgow (2019) [Poster]
  • Diamond Conference, Hasselt (2018) [Talk]
  • Acoustofluidics Conference, San Diego (2017) [Talk]
  • Microwave Conference, Sendai, Japan (2014) [Talk]
  • Microwave Conference, Rome, Italy (2014) [Talk]

Public Engagement

  • Cambridge Science Fair, Cambridge (2018)
  • Museum After Dark, Cardiff (2017)

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