Hello! I’m Daisy. I’m an experimental physics PhD candidate at the University of Surrey. My area of research is quantum technology, specifically a sub-field called “semiconductor spintronics”. This means I’m investigating ways to control the spin state of electrons in semiconductor materials and making devices that utilise electron spin. I also get to use a lot of amazing equipment like a superconducting split-coil magnet and a plasma focused ion beam!
Outside of research I am passionate about science communication and making science accessible as well as raising awareness about mental health, disability and neurodiversity in STEM.
I started Notes From The Physics Lab to help others find their place in physics and quantum technology more broadly. By sharing snapshots of my journey as a physicist, sharing advice and opportunities, discussing equality, diversity, and inclusion topics, and exploring physics concepts in accessible ways, I hope to demystify the world of quantum tech and help make the field more inclusive.