As part of the ongoing expansion of its UK operations, AFM manufacturer Asylum Research has appointed Dr. Mick Phillips as Applications Scientist for Asylum Research UK. Dr. Phillips received his PhD in surface physics from the University of Nottingham. He carried out post-doctoral research in scanning probe microscopy and nanomechanics before taking up a post as Senior Research Scientist in the Nanoanalysis group at the UK's National Physical Laboratory. Dr. Phillips efforts will include demonstration and technical support for Asylum's customers, as well as assisting customers with specialized experiments via Asylum's open software environment.
"We are very excited about adding Mick to our UK team," said Dr. Chris Mulcahy, Managing Director of Asylum Research UK. "His extensive background in AFM and materials/biophysical research will be a great asset to Asylum in increasing our capabilities and bandwidth for servicing our customers."
Dr. Phillips added, "I am very pleased to be joining the Asylum team and working with the most advanced AFMs on the planet, including the exciting new Cypher AFM."
Asylum Research UK distributes and supports AFMs and accessories manufactured by Asylum Research. Asylum Research UK is located in the Bicester Innovation Centre in Oxfordshire.