The Goodwin group very generously host Mark in Oxford for his Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 research fellowship. His groups research pages can be found at www.senngroup.com, his departmental webpage can be found here and he can be followed on Twitter @.
Mark’s undergraduate degree was at Durham University where he studied Chemistry, taking a year abroad at the University of Texas at El Paso to complete his MChem degree. He moved to the University of Edinburgh in 2008 to undertake a PhD under the supervision of Paul Attfield. His doctoral work for which he was awarded the 2013 Physical Crystallography Group Thesis Prize and is published in the journal Nature resolves a long standing controversy regarding the electronic ground state of Magnetite (Fe3O4).
On completion of his doctoral studies Mark moved to the Magnetic X-ray scattering Beamline I16, Diamond Light Source where he has continued his research into electronic and magnetic ordering phenomena in the solid state and has also developed a new interest in Multiferroic material.
In May of 2014 Mark was awarded a three year Research Fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 to study “Microscopic Mechanisms in Multiferroic Materials”.
Mark is also a tutor in 2nd/3rd year inorganic Chemistry at St Anne’s College and is actively involved in the British Crystallographic Association.