Thesis topic: ‘Mixed state properties of rare earth transition metal borocarbides: anisotropy and flux instability.’
(Work performed at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research.)
Masters project: ‘A high-temperature isothermal study of oxygen diffusion in YBCO’.
Awarded John Dalton Bicentenary Prize 1998 for best final-year performance in Physics.
Awarded University Pre-Final Year Prizes in Physics 1997, 1996, 1995.
Awarded University Joule Scholarship and British Nuclear Fuels plc. Scholarship.
1994 Certificate of Sixth Year Studies:
Physics (A), General Mathematics (A), Numerical Analysis (A), Statistics (A), Chemistry (A).
Awarded Institute of Physics prize for national best performance in CSYS Physics.
Awarded Strathaven Academy science prize (McCabe Trophy).
1993 Scottish Certificate of Education Revised Higher Grade:
Physics (A), Mathematics (A), Chemistry (A), English (A), Art & Design (B).
Awarded Strathaven Academy prizes for mathematics (Jennings Prize) and drama.
1992 Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grade:
Physics (1), Mathematics (1), Chemistry (1), English (1), Art & Design (2), History (2).