Ian - will teach or code for food!

About Me

A fairly busy sort of 53 yr old. Whilst teaching Physics in a Sixth Form in the North East I recently completed a Ph.D. in Computational Physics modelling the diffusion and crystallisation of hydrogen isotope ‘lattice gases’ in Palladium. I am presently developing virtual diffraction software to compute diffraction patterns from atomistic models i.e. directly from atomic positions rather than from an a priori known structure.

My active interests include: precision gemstone faceting, fly fishing, dressing North Country Spiders, lock picking, silversmithing, photography, programming, LaTeX typesetting, electronics, being a dad to three small boys, developing educational materials, drinking espresso by the mug and cryptography.

I am especially interested in developing innovative 'STEM' (horrible term) projects, especially in geophysics. I demonstrated a solar-activity earth-field magnetometer project at the 2016 Newcastle Maker Faire. In 2017 I again demonstrated the aurora monitor and an Infra-sound monitor. I am looking to find schools & individuals interested in forming a network of these systems. Presently I am also developing a mobile gradiometer for geophysics surveys and, similarly - a proton precession magnetometer.

I am open to teaching job offers in the 11-18 or 16+ sector particularly in North Yorkshire and Teesside. I am also very interested in collaborating with universities on developing outreach activities in physics, geophysics, electronics and computing.

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