A native of Dublin, I completed my undergraduate degree at Trinity College Dublin in Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (1.1 grade) in 2009. I subsequently undertook a PhD in the physics department at TCD with Prof. Michael Coey, where I studied defect-related magnetism in oxide nanoparticles and thin films, termed “d0 magnetism”.
In 2014, I began work in CRANN-AMBER as a post-doc with Dr. Plamen Stamenov on an industrial research project involving Irish-German SME AmaTech Ltd, which involves:
- (a) the characterization of soft magnetic microparticles embedded in contactless payment near-field passive RFID (radio-frequency identification) smartcards and
- (b) mapping the inductive field profiles of the smartcards near 13.56 MHz.
As of 2016, several RFID-related publications are currently in preparation.
- Michael Coey, Karl Ackland, Munuswamy Venkatesan and Siddhartha Sen, “Collective magnetic response of CeO2 nanoparticles”, Nature Physics, Advance online publication, (2016).
- K. Ackland, M. Venkatesan, and J. M. D. Coey, “Characterization of the magnetism of lycopodium spores”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 50 (11)(2014).
- M. Venkatesan, Pravin Kavle, S. B. Porter, K. Ackland, and J. M. D. Coey, “Magnetic Analysis of Polar and Nonpolar Oxide Substrates”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 50 (11)(2014).
- K. Ackland, M. Venkatesan, and J. M. D. Coey, “Room temperature magnetism in MB6 (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) films grown by pulsed laser deposition”, The European Physical Journal B, Vol 86, Issue 3, Article 104 Topical issue: New Trends in Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (2013).
- K. Ackland, M. Venkatesan, and J. M. D. Coey, “Magnetism of BaB6 thin films synthesized by pulsed laser deposition”, Journal of Applied Physics 111, 07A322 (2012).
- Karl Ackland, Lorena M. A. Monzon, M. Venkatesan, and J. M. D. Coey, “Magnetism of Nanostructured CeO2”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 47 (10) p. 3509 (2011).