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Dr Sam Ladak

Dr Sam Ladak

Senior Lecturer
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

School of Physics and Astronomy

Email:
ladaks@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0157
Location:
WX/0.06, Queen's Buildings - West Building Extension, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision

In 2012, I was awarded a personal chancellors (SBP) fellowship within the School of Physics and Astronomy with the aim of establishing a research group within the emerging field of 3D nanomagnetism. Prior to this I was a research fellow at Imperial College where I researched artificial spin-ice materials.

Today, the focus of my work is upon 3D magnetic nanostructure fabrication and characterisation using non-linear optical techniques.

Over the past several years I have secured > £1.2M of external (EPSRC) funding as well as small grants from the Royal Society, Welsh Crucible and Cardiff. 

I routinely work with other academics from other leading universities (Exeter, Bristol, Southampton) as well as large international research labs (eg. IBM Zurich).

More details of my laboratory and research can be found at my website below:

Ladak Lab

My citation information can be found here

I completed my PhD from the University of Exeter in 2006. The project involved the fabrication and characterisation of magnetic tunnel junctions. After this I carried out a year in industry at Seagate technology, designing and prototyping magnetic read-heads.

In 2007 I decided to go back to academia and took up postdoctoral positions at the University of York and then Imperial College where I remained for four years.

Throughout my academic career my research has centred on magnetic materials but more recently has focussed on 3D nano-magnetic systems. I was awarded a chancellors fellowship and was employed as a permanent lecturer in physics at Cardiff University in November 2012.  In 2018 I was promoted to senior lecturer.

Honours and awards

I am a member of the Editorial Board for the Nature family journal Scientific Reports.

Professional memberships

Institute of Physics : Fellow

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I am currently on research leave.

The focus of my work is upon 3D magnetic nanostructure fabrication and characterisation using non-linear optical techniques.

Over the past several years I have secured > £1.2M of external (EPSRC) funding as well as small grants from the Royal Society, Welsh Crucible and Cardiff. 

I routinely work with other academics from other leading universities (Exeter, Bristol, Southampton) as well as large international research labs (eg. IBM Zurich).

More details of my laboratory and research can be found at my website below:

http://www.ladaklab.com

Current supervision

Andrew May

Research student

Alaa Hejazi

Research student

Arjen Van Den Berg

Research student