His research involves the development of quantitative techniques in electron microscopy and has recently focused on the use of off-axis electron holography to study magnetic and electrostatic fields in nanoscale materials, thin films and devices. He received the Ernst Ruska Prize 2009, jointly with M R McCartney and T Kasama
R. E. Dunin-Borkowski, T. Kasama, A. Wei, S. L. Tripp, M. J. Hytch, E. Snoeck, R. J. Harrison and A. Putnis, Off-axis electron holography of magnetic nanowires and chains, rings and planar arrays of magnetic nanoparticles, Microsc. Res. Techn. 64 (2004), 390-402.
M. J. Hytch, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski, M. R. Scheinfein, J. Moulin, C. Duhamel, F. Mazaleyrat and Y. Champion, Vortex flux channeling in magnetic nanoparticle chains, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 (2003), 257207.
R. J. Harrison, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski and A. Putnis, Direct imaging of nanoscale magnetic interactions in minerals, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 99 (2002), 16556-16561.