Dr Michael Baker

Diamond-Manchester Research Fellow

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Mike Baker is Lecturer and Diamond Light Source – Manchester Research Fellow. He completed his undergraduate studies (Physics BSc Hons.) at the University of Exeter in 2007. He obtained a PhD in neutron spectroscopy via an Institut Laue Langevin fellowship with supervisors including Prof. David Collison, Prof. Hans Güdel, Prof. Eric McInnes, Dr Hannu Mutka and Prof. Richard Winpenny (2007 - 2011). He was a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellow (2011-2013) at the Institute for Material Research, Tohoku University, applying pulsed magnetic fields to EPR and XMCD spectroscopies under the supervision of Prof. Hiroyuki Nojiri. He then spent a short stint in New York City with Prof. Myriam Sarachik (CCNY, Dept. Physics) and Prof. Andy Kent (NYU, Dept. Physics) before obtaining a Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship from the Human Frontiers Science Program to work with Prof. Edward I. Solomon at Stanford, Dept. Chemistry (2014-2017).

In 2018 he was appointed as Diamond Light Source – Manchester Research Fellow at the University of Manchester at Harwell and Department of Chemistry. In 2020 he was awarded a Comunity for Analytical Measurement Fellowship. In 2021 he obtained a New Investigator Award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.


External positions

Postdoc, Stanford University


Postdoc, New York University


Postdoc, The City College of New York


Postdoc, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University


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Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

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