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Dr Dean Smith

Postdoctoral Research Scholar




Dean joined in May 2016 after receiving his PhD from the University of Salford in Manchester, UK. With a background in high pressure physics and chemistry, Dean’s primary research interests are in the syntheses of new functional materials at combined high pressure – in a diamond anvil cell – and temperature – either through resistive or laser heating – and determination their structures and properties through a combination of crystallographic and spectroscopic methods.