Megha Chacko Kachappilly

Trinity College Dublin


Research Project: A New Low-cost Electron Detector for 4-dimensional STEM Measurements.
Supervisors: Dr. Lewys Jones (TCD), Dr. John Labram (UCL)

Megha graduated with a Master of Science (by research) in Physics from the University of York, UK in April 2023. Her research was based on the annealing study in the oxygen environment of Iron (Fe) and Nickel (Ni) thin films. The study focused on the Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) growth and structural studies of metal-metal oxide magnetic thin films, using JEOL 2010 Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), JEOL 7800F Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Being a part of the Ultramicroscopy group in TCD, her PhD will focus on designing and building a low-cost alternative 4D camera for 4-dimensional STEM Measurements using repurposed Si photomultiplier arrays.

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.