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Dr Francis Chmiel 

I joined the IT Innovation centre (part of the Electronics and Computer Science department) in 2019, having previously worked as an Operational Reseacher for the MOD. 

I am a physicist by education, studying for a MPhys at the University of Durham and a DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Oxford. My DPhil research focussed on using X-ray diffraction to study magnetoelectric and multiferroic materials. My publications are tracked on my Scholar profile.

Currently, I am interested in data science techniques and using them to perform predictive analytics. I am interested in colloborating with people working in the physical sciences who could use machine learning methods in their work. 

As well as performing predictive analytics I am also developing python packages to help data scientists perform exploratory analysis on high dimensional data.


Chmiel, Francis P., Prabahakaran, Dharmalingam, Steadman, Paul, Chen, Jiahao, Fan, Raymond, Johnson, Roger D. and Radaelli, Paolo G. (2019) Magnetoelectric domains and their switching mechanism in a Y-type hexaferrite. arXiv, 1904.01278. (Submitted)

Waterfield Price, Noah, Vibhakar, Anuradha M., Johnson, Roger D., Schad, Jon, Saenrang, Wittawatt, Bombardi, Alexendro, Chmiel, Francis P., Eom, Chang-Beom and Radaelli, Paolo G. (2019) Strain engineering a multiferroic monodomain in thin-film BiFeO3. Physical Review Applied, 11 (2). (doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.11.024035).

Chmiel, Francis P., Waterfield Price, Noah, Johnson, Roger D., Lamirand, Anne D., Schad, Jon, van der Laan, Gerrit, Harris, David T., Irwin, Julian, Rzchowski, Mark S., Eom, Chang-Beom and Radaelli, Paolo G. (2018) Observation of magnetic vortex pairs at room temperature in a planar α-Fe 2 O 3/Co heterostructure. Nature Materials, 17 (7), 581-585. (doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0101-x).

Waterfield Price, Noah, Johnson, Roger D., Saenrang, Wittawatt, Bombardi, Alexendro, Chmiel, Francis P., Eom, Chang-Beom and Radaelli, Paolo G. (2017) Electrical switching of magnetic polarity in a multiferroic BiFeO3 device at room temperature. Physical Review Applied, 8 (1). (doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.8.014033).

Waterfield Price, Noah, Johnson, Roger D, Saenrang, Wittawatt, Maccherozzi, Francesco, Bombardi, Alexendro, Chmiel, Francis P, Eom, Chang-Beom and Radaelli, Paolo G (2016) Coherent magnetoelastic domains in multiferroic BiFeO3 films. Physical Review Letters, 117 (17). (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.177601).

Wang, Zhiping, Lin, Qianqian, Chmiel, Francis P., Sakai, Nobuya, Herz, Laura M. and Snaith, Henry J. (2017) Efficient ambient-air-stable solar cells with 2D–3D heterostructured butylammonium-caesium-formamidinium lead halide perovskites. Nature Energy, 2. (doi:10.1038/nenergy.2017.135).


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