Anna Regoutz is an Imperial College Research Fellow in the Department of Materials, where she is part of the Functional Materials Theme. She holds a Visiting Scientist position at Diamond Light Source and is part of the Henry Royce Institute at Imperial. Her focus lies on advanced spectroscopy methods for bulk materials and surfaces/interfaces in electronic devices. She concentrates on using and developing both laboratory- and synchrotron-based spectroscopic methods to study in particular the electronic structure in oxide heterostructures. Her interests include novel growth methods for high quality thin films, nanostructured layers, and nanoparticles of inorganic materials with a focus on metal oxides. Anna uses her combined expertise in deposition and characterisation of these materials to understand and tune the materials’ electronic and optical characteristics to ultimately improve existing device concepts and develop novel device applications.
Anna received her BSc (2009) and Dipl. Ing. (2010) from the Graz University of Technology, Austria. During the Masters programme (Dipl. Ing.) she concentrated on “Surface and Interface Technologies”. Whilst studying at Graz she worked at Infineon Technologies Austria, Villach, Austria, where she conducted research for her Masters thesis titled “Evaluation of Decapsulation Methods for Semiconductor Devices”.
She conducted her D.Phil. research in Inorganic Chemistry between 2010 and 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Russell Egdell at the University of Oxford, UK, and Trinity College, Oxford, UK. The research focused on structural and electronic properties of metal oxides. During this time she was awarded a graduate scholarship by Trinity College, and served as the President of the Middle Common Room at Trinity College from 2011-2013. During the academic year 2012/13 she held a non-stipendiary lectureship in Inorganic Chemistry at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK.
After her DPhil Anna spent a year at the Nano Group, Southampton Nanofabrication Centre at the University of Southampton, UK, as a Research Fellow. From 2015 to 2017 she joined the group of Dr. David Payne at the Department of Materials at Imperial College as a research associate.
Anna is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), the Institute of Physics (MInstP), the Materials Research Society, and of the Society of Austrian Chemists (GÖCH). In 2018 she was awarded the Student Academic Choice Award for Best Teaching for Undergraduates at Imperial.
For a more creative, non-standard view of what Anna thinks about topics related (and unrelated) to her research, check out this recent interview by Dr Keith Butler, which is part of the Materials Hipster series.
et al., 2015, Spatially resolved TiOx phases in RRAM conductive nanofilaments using soft X-ray spectromicroscopy
et al., 2018, A PNA-based Lab-on-PCB diagnostic platform for rapid and high sensitivity DNA quantification., Biosens Bioelectron
et al., 2018, "cleanroom-free" and scalable manufacturing technology for the microfluidic generation of lipid-stabilized droplets and cell-sized multisomes, Sensors and Actuators B-chemical, Vol:267, ISSN:0925-4005, Pages:34-41
et al., 2018, A novel laboratory-based hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy system, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol:89, ISSN:0034-6748
et al., 2018, Multiphase strontium molybdate thin films for plasmonic local heating applications, Optical Materials Express, Vol:8, ISSN:2159-3930, Pages:1806-1817