Liam Duffy

Associate, Patent Scientist
London, EIP Europe LLP

Liam is a physics specialist and joined EIP having completed a DPhil in condensed matter physics at the University of Oxford. His research project was an investigation of magnetic order in topological insulators, in which Liam successfully synthesised using molecular beam epitaxy, and measured using advanced x-ray and neutron-based characterisation techniques, a number of magnetically doped topological insulator thin film and heterostructure systems.

Liam’s findings have led to the publication of 13 scientific papers, where he is first-named author of four, and opportunities to present his research at several academic conferences.

Liam also has a master’s degree in Physics from the University of London.

Published articles

  • 25 May 2018
    Physical Review B, Microscopic effects of Dy doping in the topological insulator Bi2Te3 (link)
  • 7 May 2018
    Physical Review Materials, Imposing long-range ferromagnetic order in rare-earth-doped magnetic topological-insulator heterostructures (link)
  • 30 November 2017
    Physical Review Materials, Codoping of Sb2Te3 thin films with V and Cr (link)
  • 19 June 2017
    Physical Review B, Magnetic proximity coupling to Cr-doped Sb2Te3 thin films (link)


  • Electronics
  • Magnetism
  • Quantum Materials

Education and qualifications

Received a Commendation from the University of Oxford Division of Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences for an excellent DPhil research thesis and exceptional viva voce examiners’ report.

  • 2015 — 2019
    DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics, University of Oxford
  • 2011 — 2015
    MSci in Physics, University of London

Career history

  • 2019 — present
    Associate, EIP

Speaking engagements

  • 18 January 2019
    Joint MMM-Intermag Conference 2019, Investigating magnetic order in magnetically doped topological insulator heterostructures.
  • 4 July 2018
    Polarised Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations (PNCMI), Investigating ferromagnetic order in rare-earth/transition metal doped magnetic topological insulator heterostructures with polarised neutron reflectometry (link)
  • 3 May 2018
    Diamond Light Source Seminar, Investigating magnetically doped thin film 3D topological insulator systems with x-ray magnetic circular dichroism
  • 27 April 2018
    Oxford Symposium on Quantum Materials 2018, Imposing long-range ferromagnetic order in rare-earth doped magnetic topological insulator heterostructures
  • 3 April 2017
    Magnetism 2017, Magnetic proximity-enhanced Curie temperature of Cr-doped Sb2Te3 thin films (link)