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Miryam Arredondo joined the Centre for Nanostructured Media as a lecturer in 2012. She received her primary degree from the Instituto Tecnologico Superior de Irapuato (Mexico) and obtained her PhD from the University of New South Wales (Australia) in 2011 at Prof. Valanoor’s group. In 2010, she joined the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics for one year for a postdoctoral fellowship in a European project in functional oxides (IFOX).

Her research has focused in exploring ferroelectrics and other functional oxides via transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. Her thesis centred in interface effects of ferroelectric thin films, including structural defects and diffusion. She has ample experience in TEM and her current interests are focused in dynamic studies of functional materials, with special interest on ferroics.

She is a member of the Institute of Physics, Juno IOP Champion and member of the SWAN self-assessment team of the school.


Physics undergraduate teaching

Level 3 physics laboratories

Level 4 MSci Projects Supervisor

PHY2082 Physics of the Solid State

PHY4024 Condensed matter and Materials Science

Level 1 physics laboratories

Level 1 physics tutorials


Postgraduate teaching

PHY9032 Materials Characterisation 

PHY9033 Materials Science Case Study

Research Interests

Electron microscopy techniques

Functional materials

Nanoscale Physics

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Research Output

Correlation of the ratio of metallic to oxide species with activity of PdPt catalysts for methane oxidation

Nguyen, T. S., Arredondo-Arechavala, M., McKeever, P., Wang, Y-C., Slater, T., Haigh, S., Beale, A. M. & Thompson, J., 31 Jan 2020, In : Catalysis, Science & technology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Reduction of threading dislocation density in top-down fabricated GaN nanocolumns via their lateral overgrowth by MOCVD

    Zubialevich, V., McLaren, M., Pampili, P., Shen, J., Arredondo-Arechavala, M. & Parbrook, P. J., 14 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 127, 2, 7 p., 025306.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 34 Downloads (Pure)

    Atomic Ordering and bond relaxation in optical spectra of self-organized InP/GaInP2 Wigner molecule structures

    Mintairov, A. M., Lebedev, D. V., Bert, N., Belyaev, K. G., Nevedomskiy, V. N., Rakhlin, M. V., Toropov, A. A., Vlasov, A. S., Gocalinska, A., Juska, G., Pelucchi, E., Arredondo, M. A., Naden, A. B., Shelaev, A. V. & Bykov, V. A., 11 Nov 2019, In : Applied Physics Letters. 115, 20, 5 p., 202104.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 23 Downloads (Pure)

    High Spatial and Energy Resolution Analytical Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy for Quantum Materials

    Kepaptsoglou, D., Hoslgrove, K., Azough, F., Kuerbanjiang, B., Lazarov, V., Freer, R., Arredondo, M. & Ramasse, Q., 01 Aug 2019, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis. 25, S2, p. 946-947

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Correction: Giant resistive switching in mixed phase BiFeO3 via phase population control

    Edwards, D., Browne, N., Holsgrove, K. M., Naden, A. B., Sayedaghaee, S. O., Xu, B., Prosandeev, S., Wang, D., Mazumdar, D., Duchamp, M., Gupta, A., Kalinin, S. V., Arredondo, M., McQuaid, R. G. P., Bellaiche, L., Gregg, J. M. & Kumar, A., 07 Nov 2018, In : Nanoscale. 10, 41, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access


    Ronald Marx

    Miryam Arredondo-Arechavala (Host)
    07 Oct 201911 Oct 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting of external, non-academic visitor

    Michelle Langan

    Miryam Arredondo-Arechavala (Host)
    10 Jan 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting of external, non-academic visitor

    Angela Townsend

    Miryam Arredondo-Arechavala (Host)
    29 Oct 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting of external, non-academic visitor

    ESTEEM3: Enabling Science and Technology through European Electron Microscopy (External organisation)

    Miryam Arredondo-Arechavala (Advisor)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    EPSRC Peer Review College (External organisation)

    Miryam Arredondo-Arechavala (Advisor)
    25 Oct 201928 Oct 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation

    Press / Media

    Eliminating structural material imperfections to improve electronics

    Mathew McLaren, Vitaly Z. Zubialevich, Pietro Pampili, Z. John Shen, Miryam Arredondo-Arechavala & Peter J. Parbrook


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research


    From Fano to Nano: Mechanisms and Applications of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

    Author: Hardy, M., Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Pollard, R. (Supervisor) & Arredondo-Arechavala, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Domains in Ferroelectrics

    Author: Holsgrove, K., 2017

    Supervisor: Arredondo-Arechavala, M. (Supervisor) & Gregg, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy