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Dr Thomas Ostler

Dr Thomas Ostler

Physics Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of York)
  • PhD (University of York)
  • PGCert (Sheffield Hallam University)

Summary

Dr Thomas Ostler (Tom) is a lecturer in physics at the Department of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Hull. Tom completed his undergraduate degree at the University of York in theoretical physics in 2008 and stayed to complete his PhD in theoretical and computational magnetism in 2012. Tom completed three postdoctoral positions, the first of which was at The University of York. He then moved to the University of Exeter before taking up a Marie Curie Fellowship at the University of Liège, Belgium. In 2017 Tom was appointed as a physics lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University before leaving to join the Physics team at Hull in June 2022.

Tom's research focuses on the physics of magnetism and magnetic materials. He uses computational and theoretical models to investigate a broad range of device-focused materials and processes as well as more fundamental topics. He develops HPC codes for simulating magnetisation dynamics as well as using first-principles codes to investigate the electronic structure of magnetic materials.

Externally Tom is the Honorable Secretary for the Institute of Physics Magnetism Committee and is the UK committee member for an EU COST Action, MAGNETOFON.

In his spare time Tom is a junior football coach and runs a Sunday league team. He attempts to cycle and run, but often fails at both, so will revert to walking his dogs.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Local Thermoelectric Response from a Single N‚el Domain Wall

Puttock, R., Barton, C., Saugar, E., Klapetek, P., Fernández-Scarioni, A., Freitas, P., …Kazakova, O. (2022). Local Thermoelectric Response from a Single Néel Domain Wall. Science Advances, 8(47), https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adc9798

Timescales and contribution of heating and helicity effect in helicity-dependent all-optical switching

Li, G., Zheng, X., Wang, J., Lu, X., Wu, J., Cai, J., …Xu, Y. (2023). Timescales and contribution of heating and helicity effect in helicity-dependent all-optical switching. Rare Metals, 42(1), 234-243. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12598-022-02117-8

Energy exchange dependent transient ferromagnetic like state of ultrafast magnetization dynamics

Gao, S., Liu, D., Zheng, T., Ostler, T., Chantrell, R., & Xu, C. (2022). Energy exchange dependent transient ferromagnetic like state of ultrafast magnetization dynamics. New Journal of Physics, 24(10), Article 103013. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ac95ba

A Temperature Dependent Micromagnetic Model of the Antiferromagnet Mn 2 Au: A Multiscale Approach

Hirst, J., Atxitia, U., Ruta, S., Jackson, J., Petit, L., & Ostler, T. (2022). A Temperature Dependent Micromagnetic Model of the Antiferromagnet Mn 2 Au: A Multiscale Approach. Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics, 106(9), Article 094402. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.106.094402

Timescales and contribution of heating and helicity effect in helicity-dependent all- optical switching

Li, G., Zheng, X., Wang, J., Lu, X., Wu, J., Cai, J., …Xu, Y. (in press). Timescales and contribution of heating and helicity effect in helicity-dependent all- optical switching. Rare Metals,

Research interests

Ultrafast Magnetism

Magnetic Devices

Magnetic Materials

GPU Programming

Magnetisation Dynamics

Magnetic Excitations

Electronic Structure Calculations

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

THz-induced switching antiferromagnets

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

£0.00

Started

3 January 2023

Status

Ongoing

Project

TERASWITCH - Towards low dissipation THz-induced switching of magnetic materials

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

£12,701.00

Started

1 June 2022

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Nonlinear dynamics in antiferromagnets

Ultrafast terahertz magnetisation dynamics

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