In parallel

2:30pm Diamond Light Source Session 1
3:10pm Elekta Session 1
3:40pm Elekta Session 2
4:10pm Diamond Light Source Session 2

2:30pm-5pm Employers – Careers event

1pm Graeme Burt
(University of Lancaster)

Professor Burt  is currently a Professor in Radio Frequency accelerator technology in the Engineering, Department, Lancaster University, and also works at the Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology, based at the Daresbury Laboratory. He studied applied physics at Strathclyde University and after completing a PhD in RF Engineering there he moved to Lancaster University to carry out research in many areas of RF engineering, including high power amplifiers, high gradient linear accelerators, superconducting RF, radiotherapy machines and THz engineering. Prof Burt is currently the chair of the IET particle accelerator engineering network.

1:10 pm Laura Corner
(University of Liverpool)

PhD opportunities in accelerators
Dr. Corner is currently a lecturer in laser accelerator science in the Department of Engineering, University of Liverpool, and also works at the Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology, based at the Daresbury Laboratory. She studied theoretical physics at Imperial College and after completing a PhD in photorefractive materials there she moved to Oxford University to carry out research in many areas of laser science, including novel diode sources for ultrasensitive spectroscopy and attosecond pulse generation, before moving to the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science. She was appointed as lecturer at Liverpool in Jan 2018 and current research interests include the application of lasers to all areas of particle accelerator science, especially novel high gradient techniques.

1:25 pm Luke Dyks
(University of Oxford)

PhD experience at CERN
Luke is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford and is currently based at CERN.  Luke’s work spans a plethora of different projects although focuses on electron beam dynamics.  Luke mainly works on the CLEAR user facility at CERN operating the accelerator for users and designing upgrades to the beamline. Some of Luke’s other projects include helping to design a new electron facility at CERN, the eSPS, and working to design electron accelerators for the revolutionary FLASH radiotherapy technique.

Prior to starting at Oxford, Luke studied for an MPhys at the University of Manchester.

1:40 pm Hayley Cavanagh
(STFC, ISIS Neutron and Muon Source)

Careers in STFC
Hayley is the Beam Physics Operations Section Leader for the ISIS Synchrotron.  Hayley is responsible for establishing and optimising beam setup in the ISIS accelerator chain for user cycles, working with a team of accelerator physicists and engineers. 

Hayley joined ISIS on the STFC graduate scheme in 2009 and since then have been involved in many accelerator physics projects spanning beam operations as well as R&D for future accelerators. 

1:55 pm James Bourne

Mechanical graduate scheme
James is a Projects & Mechanical Engineer for STFC Technology Department based at Daresbury Laboratory. James started on the STFC graduate scheme in September 2018 which was completed in September 2020. James is currently on the IMechE Monitored Professional Development Scheme progressing towards Chartered Engineer status and is responsible for providing mechanical engineering support to national and international projects.

2:10 pm Per Bergfjord and Manisha De Mel

Careers in Industry
Per is a Mechanical Engineer working for Elekta Limited in the UK. He currently leads the hardware engineering team responsible for Elekta’s conventional medical linear accelerator platform. Per will be joined by Manisha De Mel, a Medical Engineer with an MEng from University of Surrey and between them they will give an overview of engineering opportunities in the field of medical linear accelerators.