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Professor Xavier Moya 

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Materials Science

Fellow Type

Senior Research Fellows,

Professor Moya is a Senior Research Fellow at Churchill College.

Xavier Moya is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy. He completed a BA in 2003, and a PhD on magnetic shape memory alloys in 2008, at the Physics Department in the University of Barcelona. He works on the thermal properties of materials, focusing on phase transitions involving structural, electrical and magnetic degrees of freedom. Possible applications include environmentally friendly cooling and heating, and to this end he launched a start-up called Barocal Ltd.

Professor Moya was awarded the Young Researcher in Experimental Physics Prize 2015 by the Spanish Royal Society of Physics, the Emerging Talent Award 2017 by the Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK, and the 2019 Global Cooling Prize. He is a member of the UK Young Academy.