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Dr. Karl Ackland

Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone: + 353 1 896 3034
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ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8712-9207


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.

Selected Publications

  1. Michael Coey, Karl Ackland, Munuswamy Venkatesan and Siddhartha Sen, “Collective magnetic response of CeO2 nanoparticles”, Nature Physics, Advance online publication, (2016).
  2. K. Ackland, M. Venkatesan, and J. M. D. Coey, “Characterization of the magnetism of lycopodium spores”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 50 (11)(2014).
  3. 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).
  4. 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).
  5. 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).
  6. 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).