Dr Michael Slota
Fellow, Junior Research Fellow
Department of Materials
Michael Slota is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Materials. His research focuses on electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy in novel materials for spintronic applications. He investigates spin dynamics in nanomaterials, such as graphene nanoribbons, donor-acceptor triads or photoswitchable molecules. His research involves both the experimental characterisation of those systems as well as theoretical modelling of their properties. In particular, he is interested in the spin-spin coupling processes and the spin dynamics of a system under the influence of laser excitation.
In his DPhil, he investigated the manetic coupling mechanisms in graphene nanoribbons and lightswitching properties in new molecular materials, which involved instrumental development, spectroscopy and theoretical modelling. Moreover, in his master’s thesis, he analysed crystal-field interactions in order to explain the magnetic anisotropy in molecules.