Zoe Budrikis

Postdoctoral fellow

Contact:
ISI Foundation,
via Alassio 11/C
20126 Torino
Italy
Personal web page

Education
PhD, 2012. University of Western Australia (UWA).
Thesis: ìAthermal dynamics of artificial spin ice: disorder, edge and field protocol effectsî.
BSc(Hons), with first class Honours in physics, 2007. University of Western Australia.
Honours thesis: ìCross tie walls in disordered thin filmsî.
Undergraduate majors: Physics, Pure Mathematics.

Research Experience
Postdoctoral Researcher, ISI Foundation. April 2012óPresent. Size effects in plasticity and interface depinning.
PhD Candidate, UWA. April 2008 ñ March 2012. Athermal dynamics and disorder effects in artificial spin ice, using population dynamics, simulations, and phase space networks.
Honours Project Student, UWA. February ñ November 2007. Analytical model for cross-tie domain walls as disordered particle chains, using coupled Langevin equations.
Summer Research Student, UWA. January ñ February 2007, February ñ March 2008. Analysis of experimental data and micromagnetic simulations of cross-tie domain walls.

Visiting positions:
Honorary Research Associate, University of Glasgow. May 2011 ñ March 2012.
Visiting Research Student, Institute for Complex Systems, Florence, Italy. AprilóJune 2009, February ñ April 2010, April 2011.

Refereed journal articles
Zoe Budrikis, J. P. Morgan, J. Akerman, A. Stein, P. Politi, S. Langridge, C. H. Marrows, and R. L. Stamps. ìDisorder strength and field-driven ground state domain formation in artificial spin ice: experiment, simulation and theoryî. Physical Review Letters 109, 037203 (2012).
Zoe Budrikis, Paolo Politi, and R. L. Stamps. ìA network model for field and quenched disorder effects in artificial spin iceî. New Journal of Physics 14, 045008 (2012). Featured in IOP Select.
Zoe Budrikis, K. L. Livesey, J. P. Morgan, J. Akerman, A. Stein, S. Langridge, C. H. Marrows, and R. L. Stamps. ìDomain dynamics and fluctuations in artificial square ice at finite temperaturesî.  New Journal of Physics 14, 035014 (2012).
Zoe Budrikis, Paolo Politi, and R. L. Stamps. ìDiversity enabling equilibration: disorder and the ground state in artificial spin iceî. Physical Review Letters 107, 217204 (2011).
Zoe Budrikis, R. L. Stamps, Nils Wiese, and John N. Chapman. ìDisordered chain model of cross tie wall spacingî. Physical Review B 84, 024423 (2011).
Zoe Budrikis, Paolo Politi, and R. L. Stamps. ìVertex dynamics in finite two-dimensional square spin icesî. Physical Review Letters 105, 017201 (2010). Featured in CNR Highlights 2009-2010.

Refereed conference proceedings
Zoe Budrikis, Paolo Politi, and R. L. Stamps. ìDisorder regimes and equivalence of disorder types in artificial spin iceî. MMM 2011 Conference Proceedings. Journal of Applied Physics 111, 07E109 (2012).