James Peters

PhD Student

Nanostructured Materials

James Caleb Peters is a PhD student working in the Nanostructured Materials Group and affiliated jointly with INL and the University of Minho. His PhD work is related to the topological insulator Bi2Se3 and Graphene-based photodetectors for Photo Galvanic applications. His thesis work involves the fabrication of photodetectors, and hence, he works extensively in the clean room with different fabrication techniques. In addition, he is involved in characterising the fabricated devices/materials using various techniques, including Raman Spectroscopy and advanced electron microscopic and spectroscopic techniques, including aberration-corrected TEM/STEM, along with EDX and EELS. His PhD project is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) within the Quantum-FCT PhD Fellowship.

James finished his Masters in Physics at Nadar Mahajana Sangam S. Vellaichamy Nadar College, Madurai affiliated with the Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India. His master's research project was on the optimization of high voltage for RPC-based neutrino detectors in mini-ICAL (a prototype neutrino detector for the Indian-based Neutrino Observatory) at Inter-Institutional Centre for High Energy Physics, Madurai, India. He worked as a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Materials, Aaivalayam-DIRAC, Coimbatore, India where he developed knowledge of liquid phase and mechanical exfoliation of 2D materials. He has also worked in synthesising CdS based nanoparticles for photocatalytic applications.

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