Daniel Prestwood

University College London


Research Project: GHz spectroscopy probe on physical reservoir computing hardware based on skyrmions
Supervisors: Hide Kurebayashi (UCL), Will Branford (ICL)

Daniel graduated with an MPhys in Physics from the University of Durham in 2022. His masters project investigated the use of full linear polarisation analysis to characterise magnetic structures in centrosymmetric materials. This focused on a potential skyrmion phase seen in Gd3Ru4Al12. Daniel’s PhD project at UCL will be to develop physical reservoir computing hardware making use of magnetic systems, including but not limited to skyrmions, in order to bring down energy costs and reduce training times of machine learning.

Joshua Bailey

Being part of the CDT-ACM was an all-round fantastic experience; I not only received great training in a range of advanced characterisation techniques, but I also made strong links with industry and strong bonds with my cohort which have both led to fruitful collaborations.