I am the Leader of the Muon Group within ISIS. The Group is responsible for experiments on four muon spectrometers within ISIS, together with development of these instruments and of the muon technique. Muons are used for studies of magnetism, superconductivity, radical chemistry, semiconductors, ionic conductors and a variety of other condensed matter and molecular systems. Muon users come from the UK, Europe and further afield.
The Muon Group is within the ISIS Spectroscopy and Muon Division, and I am deputy division head of this division. I am also involved with ISIS communications and PR activities, regularly give tours of the facility, and am responsible for the ISIS Annual Report.
I am Secretary of the International Society for Muon Spectroscopy, and co-ordinator of the Networking activity within the European Neutron and Muon Integrated Infrastructure Initiative.
Research and development interests
I am Principle Investigator on the £2.1M STFC facility development grant to build a new, high-field muon spectrometer at ISIS. The new instrument - HiFi - is about to enter commissioning.
My research interests focus on the use of muons to model hydrogen behaviour in semiconductors.
Skills, expertise and qualifications
Physics degree (Oxford) and Doctorate (Oxford).
A wide variety of management
Trained JEGS assessor.
Communications and PR experience.
Professional activities: Memberships/External organisations
Member of the Institute of Physics
Secretary of the International Society for Muon Spectroscopy
Grants, awards, teaching and other activities
Principle Investigator, Facility Development grant to develop a high-field muon spectrometer at ISIS.