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Durham University

St John's College


Physics Department Awards for Excellence

(26 September 2018)

PhD Researcher Miro Cafolla has been awarded a Physics Department Award for Excellence 2018. The motivation for the award reads: “For his outstanding commitment to teaching demonstrated through his exemplary approach to helping students understand complicated concepts in the Advanced Physics workshops over the past three years.” 

Miro, who first joined St John's College as an undergraduate in 2012, is also the first author of this paper which has just been accepted for publication in a prestigious journal:

C. Cafolla, A. F. Payam, K. Voitchovsky. A non-destructive method to calibrate the torsional spring constant of atomic force microscope cantilevers in viscous environments. Journal of Applied Physics, 2018

The Journal Editors felt that the article was noteworthy, and they promoted it as an Editor's Pick. 

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