I went to school in Kent, where physics, maths, electronics and computing were my favourite subjects.
BSc in Applied Physics and Electronics
I’ve worked at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland), DESY (Hamburg, Germany), RAL (Didcot, UK)
Royal Holloway, University of London
Me and my work
I work in the field of Accelerator Diagnostics – using advanced detectors to monitor and control particle beams.
My Typical Day
Sometimes I will be working at DESY (Hamburg), sometimes at RAL (UK), designing and building beam control systems.
What I'd do with the money
I’d like to develop some models, controlled by a Raspberry Pi, for demonstrations in schools.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
relaxed, warm, friendly
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Jethro Tull (ask older members of your family!)
What's your favourite food?
Anything tasty and vegetarian.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Riding the cable cars in San Francisco
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to work designing electronics
Were you ever in trouble at school?
What was your favourite subject at school?
What's the best thing you've done as an engineer?
It’s great when systems I’ve designed start working.
If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?