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Congratulations to Churchill Fellow Dr Xavier Moya, who has been awarded the Emerging Talent 2017 Award by the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK) and the Santander Bank Foundation.
The Award is for researchers who have demonstrated high potential and strong scientific outputs and leadership qualities and includes a prize of £14,000 to help develop the prize-winner´s career. Dr. Moya will use the prize to build a breakthrough experimental system that will allow him and his team to measure the caloric effects of new materials used in cooling systems. This system will be the first of its kind in the world and will allow the study of new materials with potential commercial applications.
Dr Moya's work looks at phase transitions in functional materials whose structural, magnetic, electrical and thermal properties display strong coupling. His research focuses primarily on caloric materials for cooling applications and magnetoelectric materials for data storage.