Job Title
Materials Characterisation Laboratory Manager
Office Phone Number
Office Location
RAL R80,2.05
Mobile Phone Number

​​​​Job Role:

The running and managing of the Materials Characterisation Laboratory supporting the ISIS user programme providing either access to offline instrumentation or performing measurements on behalf of the user. The facility is in high demand for pre beamtime screening of samples, post beamtime complimentary measurements, preliminary measurements for beamtime and collaborative research.​

Previous Experience:

Home Office Scientific Development Branch.

Previous Studies:

  • MSci in Physics and Astronomy, University College London.​
  • PhD in Magnetism and Superconductivity, University of Southampton.​

​Research Interests:

Magnetism, Thin film, Metamaterials, Superconductivity.​

Visiting Positions:

University of Southampton​.

Committee Memberships: 

European Spallation Source – Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel

Member of the Institute of Physics​


Leeds University - ISIS beamline facility development studentship on optoelectronic control of magnetism.

Southampton University – Materials Characterisation Method Developer (Ferromagnetic Resonance)​​

Selected Publications:​​

Exchange spring switching in Er-doped DyFe2 / YFe2 magnetic thin films​ - GBG Stenning et al. Phys Rev B 92, no. 10 (2015): 104404.

Magnetic reversal in Dy-doped DyFe2 / YFe2 superlattice films​ - GBG Stenning et al. Phys Rev B 91, no. 9 (2015): 094403. 

Asymptotic behavior of local dipolar fields in thin films - G Bowden, G Stenning and G van der Laan. J Magnetism Magnetic Mater 416 (2016): 449-456.

Inter and intra macro-cell model for point dipole–dipole energy calculations - GJ Bowden, GBG Stenning and G van der Laan. J Phys-Condens Mat 28, no. 6 (2016): 066001. 

Anisotropic magnetic switching along hard [110]-type axes in Er-doped DyFe2/YFe2 thin films - G Stenning et al. J Magnetism Magnetic Mater 439 (2017): 287-293. 

Angular Control of a Hybrid Magnetic Metamolecule Using Anisotropic FeCoS - Gregory et al. Physical Review Applied 4, no. 5 (2015): 054015. 

Investigation of the role of morphology on the magnetic properties of Ca2Mn3O8 materials - LJ Vera Stimpson et al. Dalton Trans 46, no. 41 (2017): 14130-14138.

Multigap superconductivity in RbCa2Fe4As4F2 investigated using muSR measurements - DT Adroja et al. J Phys Soc Jpn 87, no. 12 (2018): 124705. 

A comprehensive variable temperature study of the layered oxide, Ca2Mn3O8 - LJ Vera Stimpson et al. J Alloys Comp 843 (2020): 155633. 

Diamagnetic d-Orbitals Drive Magnetic Structure Selection in the Double Perovskite Ba2MnTeO6 - OHJ Mustonen et al. Chem Mater 32, no. 16 (2020): 7070-7079.