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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

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,

Unifying femtosecond and picosecond single-pulse magnetic switching in Gd-Fe-Co

Jakobs, F., Ostler, T. A., Lambert, C. H., Yang, Y., Salahuddin, S., Wilson, R. B., …Atxitia, U. (2021). Unifying femtosecond and picosecond single-pulse magnetic switching in Gd-Fe-Co. Physical Review B, 103(10), Article 104422. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.103.104422

Role of element-specific damping in ultrafast, helicity-independent, all-optical switching dynamics in amorphous (Gd,Tb)Co thin films

Ceballos, A., Pattabi, A., El-Ghazaly, A., Ruta, S., Simon, C. P., Evans, R. F., …Hellman, F. (2021). Role of element-specific damping in ultrafast, helicity-independent, all-optical switching dynamics in amorphous (Gd,Tb)Co thin films. Physical Review B, 103(2), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.103.024438

Atomistic study on the pressure dependence of the melting point of NdFe<inf>12</inf>

Skelland, C., Westmoreland, S. C., Ostler, T., Evans, R. F., Chantrell, R. W., Yano, M., …Hrkac, G. (2020). Atomistic study on the pressure dependence of the melting point of NdFe12. AIP Advances, 10(2), Article 025130. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5130450

The Effect of Interstitial Nitrogen Addition on the Structural Properties of Supercells of NdFe<inf>12-x</inf>Ti<inf>x</inf>

Skelland, C., Ostler, T., Westmoreland, S. C., Evans, R. F., Chantrell, R. W., Yano, M., …Hrkac, G. (2019). The Effect of Interstitial Nitrogen Addition on the Structural Properties of Supercells of NdFe12-xTix. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 55(10), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMAG.2019.2920214

Research interests

Ultrafast Magnetism

Magnetic Devices

Magnetic Materials

GPU Programming

Magnetisation Dynamics

Magnetic Excitations

Electronic Structure Calculations

Postgraduate supervision

Nonlinear dynamics in antiferromagnets

Ultrafast terahertz magnetisation dynamics

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