Luke was awarded a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Warwick in 2015, where he worked under the supervision of Prof. Richard Walton and Dr Alex Hannon at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source. His doctoral studies focussed on the solution synthesis of new mixed metal oxides, making use of diffraction and total scattering methods to correlate structural disorder to their magnetic properties.
Luke joined the Rosseinsky Group as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Liverpool in 2016 following the completion of his PhD studies. His current focus is on the design and study of novel thermoelectric materials specialising in the processing and transport measurement of complex ceramics. Luke's research interests involve understanding structure-property relationships in advanced functional materials utilising a range of characterisation techniques.
Prizes or Honours
- 3rd Place Oral Contribution Prize (Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014)
- 1st Place Poster Prize (Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013)
- The Gurnos-Jones Prize (Keele University, 2011)
- The Tekdata-Cryoconnect Prize (Keele University, 2011)