Daniel Whitt

Aura Centre for Doctoral Training

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Cohort 2 Students

Daniel Whitt


I have studied in Hull since 2016, doing an integrated MPhys Physics degree with the University of Hull. During my degree I did work on nanoconfined liquids as part of my final year project. This involved determining how the permittivity of water is affected when a cavity is reduced, and a changing alternating frequency is applied across it to see how the structure is changing. This could be used into capacitor-based nano biosensors. After graduating with a First I wanted to increase my knowledge and see how far I can go.

Research Interests:

I am keen on researching into renewable energy, as well as working with nanoelectronics and medical physics. I also wrote my first paper during my undergraduate degree which was in Coronae Iridescence. This got me into researching education and environmental phenomena.

Why you applied for the Aura CDT:

I applied to Aura because I wanted to do research into an area which could benefit a large percentage of the population. With the world needing to find more efficient systems and making us carbon neutral, this seemed an area which my skills could be used to benefit and push us into an eco-friendlier planet.

Contact: D.P.Whitt-2016@hull.ac.uk

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