Dr. Colm Durkan from Cambridge University has been awarded funding from the Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) programme, for research and development of novel magnetic devices for information processing.

Colm and his team are interested in the fundamentals underpinning Spintronics. Colm says; 'There is a large scientific community investigating novel materials for data storage, whereas our interest is in the size effect of soft magnetic materials in general. Our expertise is specifically in the fabrication and functional characterization of nanostructures by scanning probe microscopy, combined with state-of-the art modeling.'