03 Aug 2021



Engineering is at the heart of ISIS. Learn about some of the amazing work our engineers do, and how you can get involved.




Get Involved​!
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​​Want to get involved with real engineering projects at ISIS? Six A Level students took part in the Industrial Cadets Project​ with ISIS mentors this year. Read more about it here​. Read about last years Engineering Education Scheme ​here.

Meet the Mentors
Zoe and Jon are two of the ISIS engineers who mentored six students in the Industrial Cadets Project. Read about how they got to where they are today, and what they get up to on a daily basis.

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Zoë is a Mechanical Engineer working in the Design Division at ISIS. She studied Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Design Technology at A-level. She then went on to do a MEng degree in General Engineering at Oxford University, followed by a Research Masters at Oxford University funded by Rolls Royce and studying turbine blades. Before joining STFC, Zoë also worked for a short time in consultancy but soon realised that it wasn’t the right job for her. She joined the STFC Graduate Scheme as a Mechanical Design Engineer in 2019, and now designs components for new neutron instruments and neutron experiments. As part of her job, Zoë often works in a team with other engineers and scientists on a wide variety of projects. She has designed scientific sample holders as well as unique equipment used to make scientific samples, including a type of ice only found in space! 

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Jon is a Mechanical Design Engineer working at ISIS. He studied Mathematics, Physics and French at A-Level. He then went on to do a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University, including a placement year with a manufacturer of steam systems. Jon joined the STFC Graduate Scheme as a Mechanical Design Engineer in 2019, where he has led on numerous projects. He designed a clamp to remove a radioactive hardened rail from the Target, Reflector and Moderator (TRaM) assembly in Target Station 1 of ISIS. Jon also designed a waste storage flask which will store the radioactive rail, weighing over 10 tonnes!

Contact: Stevenson, Paige (STFC,RAL,ISIS)