Samer Kilani



University of Hull (2006-2010) University College London (2010-2013)


A-Level: Maths, Physics, Computing and Classical Arabic. MEng Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (Hull). PhD High Energy Physics (UCL – In Progress)

Work History:


Current Job:

Electronics Engineer



Me and my work

Working on building the new ATLAS Detector on the LHC

I am originally from Jordan. I came to the UK to do my undergraduate degree and ended up as a member of the UK team building the new ATLAS detector @ CERN.

The ATLAS detector is an extremely large camera buried 100 meters underground. With 100Megapixels it is capable of taking 40 million pictures a second. The pictures we take are of protons colliding with each other.

Ask me questions so I can explain it more ;-)!


My Typical Day

I work on many things, from blowing things up with lasers to designing super fast electronic chips.

What I'd do with the money

I am originally from Jordan so inspired by former winners… I would like to use the prize money to buy a number of Raspberry PIs to donate to some schools in poor places in Jordan.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Active, Foodie, Technogeek

Who is your favourite singer or band?


What's your favourite food?

That is a very hard question… I love cooking and I love everything that I cook.

What is the most fun thing you've done?

What did you want to be after you left school?

An Engineer

Were you ever in trouble at school?

hmmm… Define trouble

What was your favourite subject at school?


What's the best thing you've done as an engineer?

Every project I have been involved has been a challenge and an Enjoyment.

If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?

A Chef

Tell us a joke.

A pessimist would say the glass is half empty, an optimist says the glass is half full, an engineer says the glass is twice as big is it should be!

Other stuff

Work photos:

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