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Miss Jessica Brown

Postgraduate Researcher (Metamaterials CDT 2017)


Telephone: 01392 724049

Extension: (Streatham) 4049

I graduated in July 2016 with an MPhys (Hons) degree in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Exeter, during which I researched star formation and gas kinematics in the spiral arms of the Milky Way. After this, I returned to Exeter and worked as a GBP on the Education Catalyst Project, investigating modules offered by the University (specifically the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences) to assess alignment with the University's Education Strategy.

I am now doing a PhD with the XM2 Metamaterials CDT under the supervision of Prof. Geoff Nash and Dr Peter Petrov. The acoustic microfluidics project will involve firstly modelling and experimentally verifying behaviour of polystyrene microparticles in a fluid under the influence of surface acoustic waves generated by devices developed by other members of Prof. Nash's research group. I hope to extend this to biological cells and other SAW devices in the future, sorting cells based on elasticity and other intrinsic properties.