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Ainur Zhussupbekova

CRANN, 4.13
E-mail: zhussupa@tcd.ie

Ainur Zhussupbekova is a Postgraduate Student conducting a research on the antiferromagnetic materials with a focus on Mn2Au growth.

Background
I joined the APRG group as a postgraduate student in April 2017. Before coming to Ireland I had been working at the Centre for Educational Programmes in Physics curriculum development and teachers training.
In June 2014, I completed my master degree in Technical Physics from Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan). The research scope was the study of mechanisms of track formation in SiO2 and Si3N4 irradiated by swift heavy ions.
In June 2012, I completed my undergraduate degree (First Class Honours) in Physics from Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan).

PhD research
My research is focused on growing novel antiferromagnetic materials with high performance for quicker and safer data processing in comparison with existing Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), which rely on the tunnel magnetoresistance effect.
High quality Molecular beam epitaxy growth technique, fast and low cost oxides growth technique Spray pyrolysis and materials characterisation techniques such as X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction comprise a large part of my research.

Trinity Walton Club
I am Physics Educator in a STEM weekly Saturday club for secondary school students. The club is an exciting opportunity for youth to;

  • Engage in challenging STEM activities, workshops, laboratory sessions and projects
  • Develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills