Michael is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Prof David Lidzey and is also part of a wider EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training across seven universities, for New and Sustainable Photovoltaics directed by Prof. Ken Durose.
He aims to maintain a broad focus on studying emerging perovskite based thin film photovoltaics, with a more particular focus on techniques to scale up the production of high efficiency functional devices.
After completing school in his home town of Chester in Cheshire, Michael moved to one of his favorite cities and continued to study the subject he was most interested in by starting a four year MPhys in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Sheffield. He recently graduated with a second class division one with honors.
In combination with a previously nurtured interest in organic displays from a graphical design project he completed as a summer project many years ago, the masters project he completed on computational polymer physics spurred Michael to choose a focus in organic and inorganic semiconductor physics within the EPMM group.
Michael enjoys an active social life and will regularly travel to old places to see old friends and new places to meet new friends. He plays tennis and is currently trying to ride his bike everywhere in order to help the environment (and his health and finances). He tries to keep on top of both blockbuster and independent cinema, and is probably too willing to enthusiastically discuss his favorite films.