Jack Bollard - PhD student

University of Oxford

Jack is a recent addition to the Skyrmion project team and has joined in 2021 as a DPhil student. He works under the supervision Professor Thorsten Hesjedal and Professor Gerrit van der Laan on developing Reflectivity Ferromagnetic Resonance (RFMR) to study topological magnetism. He uses a unique Portable Octupole Magnetic System and thin film growth chambers to prepare and characterise magnetic heterostructures. RFMR is a novel technique to probe the depth dependent dynamics of magnetic thin films, with a wide range of applications across the field of spintronics. He has worked closely with Dr Richard Brearton on studying skyrmion lattices using REXS at Diamond Light Source.